Back in 1880 when the school was founded in Boston, the first department created at the institution was communications. Today, Emerson continues its support of the discipline through a broad major in communications studies as well as specialized majors in political communication, public relations, sports communication, journalism, marketing communication, and writing/publishing. An annual highlight for the department is the Southwick Recital Series, one of the oldest oratory recital series in the United States. In 2020, Emerson students for the first time joined distinguished faculty, alumni, and guests as presenters.
With a national reputation in business education, this private institution in Waltham, Mass., is an exciting place at which to pursue a major in information design and corporate communications. In addition to core classes such as effective speaking and web design, students enrich their background with choices such as content development, public relations writing, and interpersonal relations in management. The payoff for becoming a skilled communicator who can turn ideas into action: Bentley grads with this degree earn a median starting salary of $50,000 and boast a 94% job placement rate.