Welcome to the Communication Department

Established in 1961, the Communication Department is home to one of the largest undergraduate majors at Boston College. Over the past 50 years, the department has grown from three to 14 full-time faculty; from a handful of concentrations to more than 900 students; and from a curriculum primarily devoted to teaching the composition and delivery of speeches, to one that reflects the broad gamut of theories and methods encompassed by the communication field.


Activities and Organizations

Students interested in communication are encouraged to get involved in one of our many programs and publications, including Boston College TV; Channel 46: Faith, Peace, Justice; the Fulton Debating Society, and our online student newspaper, The Heights.

Journalism Concentration

The American Studies Program offers a minor with a slate of workshop-sized courses taught by experienced journalists. Some examples include: Broadcast Writing, News Writing, Feature Writing, Magazine Journalism, and Advanced Journalism.

Honors Program

The Honors Program provides qualified communication majors with an opportunity to conduct original research and write an honors thesis reporting their results, with guidance and assistance from a thesis advisor.

Facts & Figures

900+ students

14 full-time faculty

One of the largest undergraduate majors at BC

Faculty Publications

News and Notes

Faculty Documentary Film

Professor Matt Sienkiewicz produced and co-directed a documentary, The Ragged Edge, which premiered on Wisconsin PBS.

The Ragged Edge is documentary about survival on and off the racetrack; about riding the edge between victory and oblivion. Its focus is Erik Buell Racing (EBR), the only American sport bike company. EBR is now racing for survival. This documentary combines the power, excitement, and tension of motorcycle racing from the point of view of the teams in the pits with the equally powerful stories of a company trying to make it through a financial maelstrom and the personal survival of working families in America’s heartland.

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