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WELCOME TO THE
SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS
We seek excellence in communications by stressing personal integrity, rigorous scholarship, moral values, professional competence and ethical conduct.
LEARN ABOUT THE DIVERSITY
IN THE SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS
We embrace our responsibility to create and maintain an environment of inclusiveness that engenders appreciation for diversity and unity.
PARTICIPATE IN ONE OF OUR
PROFESSIONAL OR RESEARCH LABS
We maintain labs that offer state-of-the-art facilities to allow students to practice professional skills they learn in the classroom.
BECOME A PART OF OUR
COMMUNICATIONS COMMUNITY
We offer a bachelor’s degree in communications with four areas of emphasis and one graduate degree.

Become a Part of our School Community

Since 1985, the School of Communications has been accredited by ACEJMC, the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

A team of BYU’S Advertising students took national best of show at Saturday’s Student American Advertising Awards Competition (Scott James).

Advertising

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Communications Studies

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Journalism

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Public Relations

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Minor in Communications

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MA in Mass Communications

APPLY TO ONE OF OUR EMPHASES

The School of Communications offers one degree, a BA in Mass Communications.  Within this degree program, students may specialize in one of three emphases: Advertising, News Media (formerly Journalism), and Public Relations.

MEET WITH ONE OF OUR ADVISORS

Visit our academic advisors who are dedicated to your success, and commit their best efforts to your early major exploration, educational planning and timely graduation. To schedule an appointment, call 801-422-3777, or stop by our office in D-444 of the Harris Fine Arts Center.

INTERNSHIP & CAREER SERVICES

From the day students enter the program to the day they graduate the Internship & Career Services Office helps with any form of career preparation. The office provides resume and portfolio critiques, mentoring opportunities, interview preparation, and general internship counsel.

The School of Communications

prepares graduates who will effectively serve their professions, their communities, and their nations.

The Brigham Young University School of Communications prepares professionals to  facilitate the transfer of ideas among people through mass media communication. The School of Communications, a division of the College of Fine Arts and Communications, is located in the George H. Brimhall Building on the south end of the BYU campus.

Recognizing the crucial need to truthfully inform and be informed, the BYU School of Communications seeks excellence in communications by stressing personal integrity, rigorous scholarship, moral values, professional competence and ethical conduct. The school: (1) broadly educates men and women; (2) fosters respect for free, responsible and truthful expression; (3) champions democratic values; (4) prepares graduates who will effectively serve their professions, their communities, and their nations.

Looking for a professional learning environment?

The School of Communications maintains labs that offer state-of-the-art facilities to allow students to practice professional skills they learn in the classroom.

The BYU Adlab is a student-run, professionally mentored advertising agency located in 140 BRMB. It is a creative communal space
for all students in BYU’s nationally recognized Advertising Program to ideate, create, edit, produce, collaborate, and share their
projects. The Adlab works with some of the biggest advertising agencies and national brands to create work that not only wins
awards, but makes a difference. Graduates of the advertising emphasis in the Communications program are highly recruited and
have produced some of the most strategic, innovative and creative work in the industry.

ADLAB

The Newsline Newsroom is an award winning, student run, broadcast news studio. The show is fully staffed with student producers,
directors, writers, reporters, and anchors that produce live news and sports shows that are broadcast and streamed live Monday
through Friday. The Newsline Newsroom provides students with industry experience and the professional tools for television while
also teaching students how to apply their knowledge to the growing world of web, social media, podcasting, and more.

NEWSLINE

Y Digital Agency is a full-service, student-run digital marketing agency sponsored and housed by Brigham Young University.
Student employees work with real, paying clients on actual digital marketing problems professional level. Y Digital Agency
students master industry-leading software including Synthesio, BuzzSumo, Crimson Hexagon, SpyFu, and AHRefs.

Y DIGITAL

The Daily Universe, in 152 BRMB, is a professionally mentored, student-staffed media company. Comms students report for and edit
content for universe.byu.edu, BYU’s weekly newspaper and several specialty magazines. Around 30 staff, advisers and faculty work
in Room 152, which is equipped with computers configured for editing, routing, Chartbeat web analytics, management and design,
editing photographs and designing pages.

THE DAILY UNIVERSE

The BioComms Lab gives students the opportunity to work with cutting edge biometrics technologies such as eye-tracking,
facial recognition, galvanic skin response (GSR), and virtual reality, in order to complete projects for both academic research
and client-based projects. Working in the lab is open to all students in the Communications program, pending open positions.

BIOCOMMS

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