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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 School 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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School of Communications Features

Student News

Dora Jallahui Vilca from the Uros Islands is determined to help conserve her culture

BYU Students top regional and national awards

The students from the School of Communications are no strangers to awards or national rankings. Here are a few of the awards that highlight the work from students in the School of Communications this past April: Society of Professional Journalists Awards The Mark of Excellence Awards annually honors the best in student journalism. At the […]

Faculty News

Ed Carter and Jay Young


The Brigham Young University Division of Continuing Education awarded Ed Carter, Director of the School of Communications, the 2016 Faculty Teaching Award for his work with BYU Continuing Education. This annual award is presented to BYU faculty members who have done outstanding work with Independent Study, BYU Online or some other aspect of Continuing Education. […]

Alumni News

BYU Elaine Eliason Engelhardt

Honesty Is Still the Best Policy

It was late 2001 and the Enron scandal weighed heavily in the national consciousness. Whistleblowers were taking heat from defrauded investors, employees stood agog while their retirements evaporated, and journalists sought out experts to explain the ethical lapses that led to one of the biggest corporate bankruptcies in history. Who did they turn to? An […]

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Looking into a Comms Degree?

A new promotional video for the BYU School 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.