Emerson’s School of Communication (SOC) aspires to be the leader in communication by providing challenging academics and a hands-on approach that prepares students to change the world. The SOC values scholarship and real-world skills, preparing students to be innovative storytellers, creative and critical thinkers, writers, and communication practitioners in an increasingly global, diverse, and digital world.
At the School of Communication, we value a diverse and inclusive environment, ethical decision making, freedom of thought and expression, and equality as cornerstones of a democratic society. Our faculty members are teachers, scholars, and practitioners, and they bring academic and industry expertise to bear in guiding student learning and advancing the frontiers of knowledge. They are leaders in their fields, setting standards for excellence in communication scholarship and engagement.
The School of Communication is home to degree programs in the Business of Creative Enterprises, Communication Disorders, Communication Studies, Journalism, Marketing Communication, Political Communication, Public Relations, and Sports Communication. Minors are available in a number of specialties, including Business Studies for Communication and the Arts, Entrepreneurial Studies, Hearing and Deafness, and Nonprofit Communication, as well as an Interdisciplinary Communication minor. In addition to the co-curricular opportunities available in the departments, the SOC offers students the opportunity to work alongside a faculty member conducting research (see following page).