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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


Graduate student theses shed light on comms issues

With the end of another school year closing in on the BYU student body, many graduates are staring life after school head-on. Among the communications graduates departing campus this year, two have completed extensive research for their master’s theses in the realm of communications and media effects. Emma Nordquist, a graduate student from Spokane, Wash. […]

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


Don Hudson – ABC 4 News Anchor

Growing up in the Seattle area, Don Hudson recalls being exposed to the news through his father, an avid news reader and viewer. He began pursuing a career in the news industry in high school where he worked for the school newspaper. He hit the ground running towards his dreams in the news industry as […]

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