Whether you want to be a broadcast journalist, newspaper reporter, videographer, documentary producer, writer, editor, or public relations specialist, AUM’s Communication degree will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical training you need. The skills you’ll develop in verbal and written communication will also equip you for a variety of careers outside of the media such as those in government and non-profit agencies.
Choose from two concentrations: Journalism and Public Relations
Points of Pride
- AUM broadcast journalism students regularly get internships at media outlets such as WSFA-TV, WAKA-TV, WCOV-TV, Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), and Alabama News Network.
- Public Relations students can intern in local organizations such as the Southern Poverty Law Center, Raycom Media, and Baptist Hospital, among others.
- Journalism students can intern at the Montgomery Advertiser and local media outlets such as RSVP Montgomery magazine.
Put Your Degree to Work
Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.
Jobs in media and communications are projected to grow by 4 percent from 2014 to 2024, which means that some 27,4000 new jobs will be created. This growth will be fueled by the demand for information and the need to generate, edit, and disseminate it through television, radio, the internet, and traditional publishing. The most recent median annual wage for media and communications occupations was $52,370 — higher than the median annual wage for all occupations.