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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


Lizzie Jenkins New York internship

Lizzie Jenkins, a student in BYU’s Department of Communications, recently had the chance to complete an internship through the department’s New York Internship program. Throughout the course of the internship, she gained valuable skills in the communications industry that have helped set the groundwork for her career. For the internship, Jenkins worked for a regional […]

Faculty News


Professor Featured in Deseret News

John Hughes, a professor in the Department of Communications, recently published his autobiography, Paper Boy to Pulitzer, chronicling his adventures as a professional, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Hughes is the former editor of The Christian Science Monitor and Deseret News.

Alumni News


Alumnus named news director of KSL television

In 2001, Chris Moore, a graduate of BYU’s Department of Communications hit the ground running in a news career that has only snowballed into success since that point. His most recent accomplishment is being named news director for Salt Lake’s NBC affiliate, KSL. “I chose to pursue a career in the news industry due to […]

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Looking into a Comms Degree?

A new promotional video for the BYU Department of Communications highlights the high caliber program, facilities and on-campus organizations that help students thrive in the real world of professional communications, namely the AdLab, Bradley PR, The Universe and BYU Eleven News. Watch this video to see if a degree in Communications is right for you.