Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Of all the fields of study you might consider, communication is primary; it’s key to everything we do, especially jobs. Good communication to the oil that allows a machine to operate. Solid communicators find a platform to speak from and a voice to be heard. They have the ability to become a valued asset in a variety of contexts—from the smallest nonprofit to a multinational corporation, from a community newspaper to a large cable network.
Communication graduates are trained to think deeply about how communication processes relate to many of today’s important issues, making them essential in an ever-connected world. They understand the importance of bringing people together across cultures—with care and respect for others’ beliefs.
Good communicators make a difference in the world and in their communities.
AUM’s bachelor’s degree in Communication is an excellent career foundation in your quest to serve, to earn, to collaborate, and to be recognized for your accomplishments. Our graduates find careers in broadcasting, journalism, public relations, online communication, church marketing, multimedia production, documentary filmmaking, politics, business, advertising and many other fields.
You can choose from three concentrations. In the Communication Studies track, you’ll learn about media law and ethics, media writing and researching, and the purposes, functions and effects of the mass media on individuals, institutions, culture and social structure. The Journalism track allows you to dive deeper to develop your writing and editing skills, along with learning digital video production and multimedia journalism. The Public Relations track helps you understand PR programs and planning, along with developing your writing, editing news and social media, and research.
Employers want to hire talent with excellent communication skills, so the job outlook for communication majors is bright.
The other emphasis available in this degree program is Theatre.
What you will know with a Communication degree from AUM
You will be challenged to develop your critical thinking skills by supportive faculty who will guide your examination, critique, and application of communication and media.
Learn to be inquisitive, question authority, and uncover the missing facts essential to accurate, persuasive, and ethical communication.
Learn how to serve the public interest by delivering fully contextualized factual information that people need to promote inclusivity in professional, social, and democratic fellowship.
Ethical communication has been and will always be important. We foster honesty, accuracy, and integrity in all interactions.
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The Communication and Theatre faculty have numerous contacts and relationships in the media and business worlds, and you’ll benefit from this network when seeking internships.
Beyond the university core requirements, all three tracks—Journalism, Public Relations, and Communication Studies—require courses in writing, broadcasting, ethics and other subjects. In addition, you’ll take several courses specific to your concentration.
With a communication degree, you will be ready to undertake a variety of career choices. AUM’s Career Development Center helps you jumpstart your job search and use your network to expand your career options.
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With this bachelor’s degree as your educational foundation, you have many career possibilities.
Note: Salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education, training, demographics, and industry. Here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
At AUM’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, you will have powerful learning experiences, working side by side with professors who have real-world experience.
Our academic departments include Communication and Theatre, Criminal Justice, Economics, English and Philosophy, Fine Arts, History and World Cultures, Political Science and Public Administration, Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, and Army ROTC. To help you pay for college, you might qualify for one of our scholarships.
Bachelor of Arts in Communication with an Emphasis in Communication
Plan of Study
To complete this degree concentration, you will need to complete courses in the university core, communication, and electives. Contact the Department of Communication and Theatre for a current listing of courses required to complete this program.
The course listings below are only a few of the classes thisdegree requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor.
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A communication club that covers media-driven events on campus. Needed: students who are willing to take on roles and learn basic skills in photography, editing, reporting,public relations, graphic design, videography, social media design, and event planning. Contact Michelle Johnson at [email protected] or Hilary Gamble at [email protected].
AUMnibus is AUM’s online student news site, covering campus sports, arts, news and more. Contact advisor Sommer Tate at [email protected] or Savanna Pruitt at [email protected].
Filibuster is AUM’s literary and arts magazine. Focused on publishing various genres, this club is a student-run publication. The club produces podcasts, social media, videos and magazine.
Theatre AUM Guild is open to any major. Contact faculty advisor Neil David Seibel at [email protected] or 334-244-3143.