Boston University’s Bachelor of Science in Media Science offers you a foundation in a field that can take you in one direction, or many.

Challenge yourself with classes in media writing, media theory, communication research, media law and policy, and design strategy and software. Focus your studies further by choosing courses in political campaigns, health campaigns, or marketing communications, or other electives to create a degree that is tailor-fit. Get involved in one of the many clubs and organizations at COM, such AdLab, PRLab and the COMmunicator.

The BS in Media Science is a program that sends its graduates to a wide range of fields: advertising, public relations, marketing communication research, politics, healthcare, international relations — any field where media communication is essential. Which is to say, anywhere. 

Teachers, Researchers, Mentors

COM boasts faculty steeped in both research and practice, large in number and diverse in expertise. They are internationally recognized thought leaders in the fields of advertising, public relations, media law, psychology, political communication, design, and more. 

Faculty members serve as mentors for students to leverage the technology at COM’s Communication Research Center, COM’s primary research hub, and the state of-the-art social media tools offered at the Zimmerman Family Social Activation Center. Faculty and staff also assist you in landing internships and fellowships to position them for success after graduation.

Benefit from Boston

One of BU’s greatest resources is its location. Consistently ranked among the most livable cities in the world, Boston is “America’s college town,” a city rich in history while remaining on the cutting edge. Boston is a Top 10 U.S. media market, and home to some of the world’s best creative agencies, media companies and leading employers — offering boundless opportunities for internships and careers.

Purpose Driven

COM stands out from our peers. Our faculty offers a mix of researchers and practitioners who endorse a cross-discipline, hands-on approach to learning. Our location lies at the heart of an electric, media-savvy city.

But it may be COM’s shared values that matter most. We believe that communication requires diversity, critical thinking, and creative expression. We believe that communication must be grounded in truth, authenticity, effectiveness, and purpose. We believe that communication builds understanding among people and across society.