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. The School of Communications offers bachelor degree programs in  Advertising, News Media (formerly Journalism) and Public Relations; and a Masters degree in Mass Communications.

School leadership

Looking for help? You’ve come to the right place. We can answer your questions and help address problems. You can find all of us in Room 360 of the Brimhall Building. Feel free to come by during business hours. Our receptionists can answer most questions, or feel free to call (801) 422-2997 or email to set up an appointment. For directions to the Brimhall Building, please consult the campus map.



Dr. Clark Callahan is Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies. He is responsible for undergraduate matters such as admissions, class scheduling, student petitions, and classroom teaching.




Dr. Tom Robinson is Associate Director for Graduate Studies, responsible for such items as graduate student admissions, scheduling, and research. He also encourages faculty research and oversees undergraduate Honors study.

Debby Jackson is the School Secretary. Whether you need to add a class or transfer credit hours, Debby can answer almost any question. She is also the Graduate Secretary.




Layne Peterson is the school’s Business Manager and can answer questions related to student employment, scholarships, travel, internship housing and more.

 Mission Statement

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.

Learning Outcomes 

You can find out more about our program learning outcomes and how faculty assess student learning here.

School History and Previous Leaders

The School of Communications at BYU traces its origins to 1933. You can read profiles of previous Department Chairs here and find more about School history on our College Wiki.

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