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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


Final Fall Beckham Lecture Oct 30

Each fall semester, BYU students have the opportunity to attend the Raymond E. and Ida Lee Beckham Lectures in Communications here on campus. The series consists of three separate lectures which typically take place in September and October. The final lecture of this years series is on October 30, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the […]

Faculty News


An unexpected path back to BYU: Introducing Professor Chris Wilson

By Shelbi Anderson This fall, the Communications Department has added a familiar face to its ranks in the public relations emphasis, boosting an already excellent program and faculty. Previously the public relations and marketing director of the BYU Museum of Art, Chris Wilson has had a wide and varied career. From his position as communications […]

Alumni News


BYU alumni Jeanette and Matt Bennett awarded Best Magazine

BYU communications alumni Jeanette and Matt Bennett, the creators of Utah Valley Magazine, were recently awarded the Utah Society of Professional Journalists (USPJ) award for Best Magazine. Each year the USPJ presents four different major magazine awards: best cover, best design, best feature article, and the most prestigious of the four, best magazine. The Bennetts’ journey […]

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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.