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BA in Film & Media Arts

Provides you with a professional skill set in photography, film, video, and digital media.

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BA in Public Relations & Strategic Communication

Learn the skills and innovative methods that are in demand.

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BA in Journalism

Start your career with an impressive multimedia portfolio and a strong skillset in writing and reporting.

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BA in Communication Studies

This interdisciplinary degree combines fundamental skills in communication with grounding in scholarly research. 

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BA in Photography

Delves into the evolution of photography, and students gain hands-on experience in darkrooms and digital editing labs. 

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BA in Communication, Language, and Culture

Combine your studies with a concentration in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, or Spanish.

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Minor in Communication

Build your professional skills, develop an understanding of communication theory, and get real-world work opportunities.

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Save Time and Money

Get a head start on your advanced degree with SOC's combined bachelor's/master's program and have up to six credits from your bachelor's degree count toward your master's. You may apply for admission to the program during the second semester of your junior year. Students in any undergraduate major at AU are eligible for consideration. An undergraduate degree in communication is not required.

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