Stories told well. Communication

Whether reporting news, creating ad campaigns or directing movies, you’re telling stories. To tell great stories, you have to understand what makes a story great. You have to understand people. That’s why, at Boston University College of Communication (COM), you’ll pursue a well-rounded liberal arts curriculum as well as exceptional professional studies in your chosen department, be it Journalism, Film & Television, Mass Communication or Advertising & Public Relations.

In COM, you’ll learn principles of communication from leading professionals and hone valuable, practical skills to help you contribute on the job from day one. At the University at large, you’ll be exposed to a wealth of diverse ideas, learn what makes people tick and gain the perspective needed to recognize great stories and tell them effectively.

This well-rounded approach is what sets us apart from other top-rated communication programs and is a large part of why so many COM alums succeed. You’ll find them at the highest levels in every area of communication around the world.

COM, as in community.

COM, of course, is short for “Communication” but it represents more than just a field of study. At COM, you’re part of a vibrant community of talented students and faculty who share a passion for storytelling, learning and making a difference. Students form close bonds and often work together. Mentorships turn into lifelong friendships between professor and student.

You also become part of the Boston University community. As a highly ranked major research university, BU attracts a diverse, international student body with interests from art to engineering to zoology. There are more than 450 student groups active on campus. Studies are challenging, social lives active and relationships rewarding.

A final word: success.

Ultimately, you want a job. A career, to be more accurate. No one prepares you for that quite like COM. In addition to the unique approach we’ve touched on, we provide you with great hands-on experience. Our student-run agencies do real advertising and PR campaigns for real clients. Film & TV students produce films and television programs. Aspiring journalists report for regional news outlets through our BU News Service. Our internship program is excellent, and includes many leading international communication firms. And remember all those alumni we talked about earlier? They’re another great resource for you to tap into when entering the job market. Who knows, maybe one day you’ll be the communications leader to whom the next generation of BU COM grads reaches out.

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