Learning Outcomes

A communication degree from Boston College will prepare students to think broadly in terms of the social, economic, and political aspect of the human existence. 

It is the goal of the Communication Department that students majoring in Communication develop the following skills:

  • Understand the major theories in the areas of Interpersonal Communication, Rhetorical Studies and Media Studies.
  • Understand the research skills necessary for their area of study.
  • Develop the skill necessary to organize and write a coherent paper examining a current theoretical topic in communication.
  • Develop the skills to analyze and articulate logical arguments.
  • Be able to express themselves effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Understanding of the ethical issues inherent to sending and receiving messages.
  • In-depth understanding of the ideas and methods of one of the three major subfields in Communication.