Communication Studies at CAMD

Acquire critical communication skills that resonate in the real world

Communication Studies is the largest department at CAMD, offering a broad curriculum with two distinct majors , more than 20 combined majors, and another dozen minors. Led by young, research-active faculty. Backed by a world-renowned co-op  program. Built to help students succeed in today’s world.


Flexible curriculum for a diverse discipline

Communication is a diverse and ever-evolving discipline. That’s why our innovative undergraduate curriculum enables majors to create a unique and flexible plan of study that combines three common requirements, five distributed requirements, and five electives. Our students learn the critical communication skills and theoretical principles needed to become leaders in their fields—from advertising, media, and film to health, business, and government.


Co-op takes learning beyond the classroom

Communication Studies majors can gain up to 18 months of professional experience on co-op, tapping into more than 700 employers across industries and across the globe—starting right here in Boston. By engaging in experiential education beyond the classroom, our students acquire a unique mix of theory and practice that enhances both the academic experience and career development.

Beyond co-op, our students also take advantage of unique experiences like student clubs and organizations, internships, and the global Dialogue of Civilizations program.


A focus on innovation

Our programs are designed for students to achieve distinct learning objectives, but there is no single path to success. We’re always exploring innovative, interdisciplinary ways to prepare students for the real world, which includes developing new courses like the dynamic B.A. in Communication Studies & Media and Screen Studies combined major and minors in Media Production and Sports, Media, and Communication.

Students often tailor areas of study to meet their individual interests and create distinct areas of emphasis. Some of the more popular areas include argumentation and advocacy, organizational or health communication, digital communication, and media production.


A focus on you

Our diverse and dedicated faculty and staff are all full-time and fully focused on our students, bringing their scholarly expertise and a research-informed approach to every course. We pride ourselves on encouraging one-on-one relationships between teacher and pupil, with 75% of our classes comprising 19 or fewer students.