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  • Real World Experience

    Journalism students create audio-visual content for print, digital, and broadcast. BYU Communications students have served big names such as Nike, Nestle and Deseret Book. Students routinely fill competitive internships and go on to prestigious jobs in their respective fields.

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  • Student Labs

    The Department of Communications offers students the use of 12 state-of-the-art labs, including print/digital and broadcast newsrooms, two student work rooms, three research labs and rooms for focus groups and interviews.

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  • Mentored Learning

    To bridge the gap between classroom and workplace, and under the direction of expert faculty, students work in one of the department’s award-winning learning laboratories: Bradley Public Relations Agency, print/digital and broadcast newsrooms, and the Advanced Advertising Lab.

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  • Strong Grounding

    BYU’s communications programs instill a firm grasp of communication theory and principles and teach practical workplace skills. The undergraduate programs in advertising, journalism, and public relations are routinely ranked among the top in the nation.

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  • Top Recognition

    Communications students regularly receive national recognition from industry organizations such as the American Advertising Federation, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Public Relations Student Society of America.

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Department of Communications Features

Student News


PR students take on Cancún in special Marriott assignment

Three BYU public relations students and Professor Joseph Ogden recently made the journey to Cancún, Mexico, to present their research on Marriott’s TripAdvisor strategy. The presentation was part of Marriott’s recent marketing efforts towards millennials. The class is the genesis of a new section addition in COMMS 382 (Communication in a Global Setting) that involves […]

Faculty News


Faculty feature: Ed Adams

Faculty feature: Ed Adams Ed Adams could not love his job more. Currently in his second round as BYU’s Communications Department chair, Adams still gets to serve in the capacity for which BYU originally hired him: teaching COMMS 101, Mass Communications and Society, a task he still relishes to this day. “I love the energy […]

Alumni News


BYU alumnus named VP/GM of WXIN-WTTV

Breaking through the competition to get that first gig after graduation — every communications professional has faced this challenge. Though the task may seem daunting, aspiring young graduates of BYU’s communications program can take heart from the example of alumnus Paul Rennie, the newest VP/GM of WXIN-WTTV in Indianapolis, Ind., who, having cleared the first-job […]

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