UMass Boston


Welcome to the Department of Communication

UMass Boston's Department of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts focuses on the social and scientific study of human communication. Explore courses in interpersonal, mediated, political, and health communication. Gain a deep understanding of how people generate meaning through diverse channels and cultures.

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About Our Department

Communication, as an academic field, boasts exceptional diversity. It draws from a multitude of scholarly influences, including psychology, sociology, cultural studies, economics, library science, rhetoric, language studies, and cultural anthropology. Employing diverse research methods such as quantitative and qualitative social scientific approaches, rhetorical and discourse analysis, content analysis, semantic analysis, and critical methods, the field shares a common thread—its unwavering focus on the conveyance of meaning.