Majors & Programs

Media Psychology

Discover how you can improve modern media’s impact on our world with Emerson’s pioneering Bachelor of Science in Media Psychology.

We live in a tuned-in, plugged-in world of constantly evolving media technologies. From Snapchat and Instagram to Netflix and YouTube, we can’t escape it—and really don’t want to. It excites us, consumes our lives, and connects us to all that we do. And its far-reaching psychological impact still feels easily accessible. 

The world needs experts who can decipher and guide media’s impact on our lives, our society, and our world. Emerson College’s one-of-a-kind Bachelor of Science in Media Psychology can develop students’ skills to do just that.

Media Psychology applies psychological science—the study of behavior and the mind—to understand media design, production, and consumption, as well as the relationship between people and the media they create and devour. When you enter the program, you will:

  • Observe how the major combines psychological theory and diverse modes of inquiry with an emphasis on a curious and creative mindset.
  • Find your fit in fields like education, media design and production, entertainment, marketing, public policy, technology development, and healthcare.
  • Grow to become an educated media consumer and creator who understands media’s social and civic implications and use that knowledge to create a more inclusive society.
  • Learn to question media design, distribution impact, and intent from many perspectives: storytelling, marketing, cultural and social criticism, and visual and media arts.
  • Get a foundation in critical, creative, and collaborative thinking around media’s impact on issues of ethical practice, accessibility, equity, and inclusion.

The convergence of media, technology, communication, art, and science is transforming our world. Become a changemaker who will guide media’s impact with a degree in Media Psychology.

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