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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication

B.A. in Communication with Secondary Teacher Certification

Earning your ASU communication degree will open doors for you into a wide variety of career fields, or prepare you for graduate school.

Our graduates can expect to find work as communications consultants, teachers, editors and law researchers, and in public relations, advertising, corporate video production and the broadcast industry.

You can also minor in Communication. Minors in Film Studies and Journalism are also available.

Program Faculty

Our faculty stay up to date on current industry trends, and several have won statewide teaching awards. Our small class sizes mean you really get to know your professors, and you can work side by side with them on research projects and in our on-campus media outlets.

Career Opportunities

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a steady increase in career opportunities for various communication fields through 2028.

Particularly high employment growth is expected for film and video editors, public relations specialists and broadcast technicians.

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Our Program

Explore human communication and the role of mass media for communication as you prepare for your career as a communication professional.

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