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In the Department of Communication and Mass Media, you can choose the program that fits your specific interests. Our department also runs the ASU student media outlets.

Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication
  • B.A. in Communication with Secondary Teacher Certification
  • In Person
A communication degree will prepare you for immediate jobs in corporate communications, teaching, advertising, public relations and new media.
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Communication
  • Online
  • In Person
The communication master’s degree will enhance your human and organizational communication skills to advance your career or continue your education.
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Mass Media
  • B.A. in Mass Media with Secondary Teacher Certification
  • In Person
The mass media degree is a media communications program that will prepare you for a wide variety of media careers.

More Options

  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Sports Broadcasting at ASU is fantastic! Not only do I get to experience broadcasting college athletics and learning new programs and skills, but I also am able to forge relationships with my peers.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Zach Turner</strong>, Ram TV Sports Cameraperson</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Being a college athlete at one point, I’ve always liked sports and knew I wanted to stay involved with sports. Working for Ram TV, I’m still around sports and could potentially turn this into a career.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Phoebe Rosado</strong>, Ram TV Sports Director</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Ram TV Director Donald Plachno really impacted the way I view my work and gave me creative ways to get better as I prepared for life after college.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Dylan Jimenez</strong>, Class of 2019, B.A. in Communication</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I started working at Ram TV because I wanted to extend my resume and also get experience. I want to become a videographer and work on music videos.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Trinity Patterson</strong>, Ram TV Producer/Interviewer</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “ASU (especially the Comm department) has amazing professors who understand that life happens, and they don’t judge you for it.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Senora Scott</strong>, Class of 2021, M.A. in Communication</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I decided to work at Ram TV because I wanted to gain all the experience I could in many different areas. I’ve spent a lot of time working with our media, and I’ve really enjoyed all of it.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Katherine Roberts</strong>, Ram TV Web Master/Associate Social Media Producer</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “The hands-on experience in Ram Media allowed me to get a taste of what life in that field would actually be like. It takes you beyond the classroom to learn practical and transferable skills that will benefit you in your career.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Brit Raley</strong>, Class of 2019, B.A. in Mass Media</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I chose Ram TV because I like editing, and I wanted to learn more outside of class. I also wanted the opportunity to produce different content and increase my experience for my resume.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Gloria Bautista</strong>, Ram TV Producer / News Anchor</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “My favorite class at ASU has been Visual Communications. Not only did I get to be creative in different aspects, but it taught me several useful ways to bring media and advertising into the agriculture realm.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Jaelynn Page</strong>, Class of 2021, Agricultural Science and Leadership</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “ASU helped prepare for my job with the opportunities it provides, such as working with Ram TV. That helped me build a resume reel, gain experience writing, and obtain an internship, which further prepared me for the position I am in today.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Dylan Jimenez</strong>, Class of 2019, Multi-Media Journalist, Big 2 News, Odessa</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “I enjoy the environment and energy of the sporting events, as well as getting to know all the people who are part of Ram TV Sports.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Den Frausto</strong>, Ram TV Sports Cameraperson</p> </blockquote>
  • <blockquote class="quote-block--simple"> <p> “Dr. Flor Madero had made such an impact on my life. I look up to her so much. You can tell that it was her calling to become a professor.”</p> <p class="blockquote-author"><strong>Precious Emeagi</strong>, Class of 2018 and 2021</p> </blockquote>

Around the Department

In today’s digital world, communication is king. Your ASU degree is your ticket to join the exciting communication/mass media industry that keeps us informed, keeps us entertained, builds our websites, enhances corporate operations, and helps prepare the next generation of communication professionals.

Take a look at some other aspects of our department that make ASU an outstanding place to study communication and mass media.

Student filming football game

Student-Run Media

Gain the hands-on experience you need in our on-campus Ram TV station, Ram Radio internet radio station or Ram Page newspaper. Help broadcast weekly shows and ASU sports, produce and/or host radio programs, or cover campus news, sports and lifestyles for our digital paper.

Student sports broadcaster reporting on football game

Student Organizations

In addition to our campus media outlets, you can join the ASU Advertising Club and the Lambda Pi Eta national communication honor society. Both groups offer various opportunities for networking and professional development.

Student filming football game

Annual Seminar

You can meet and network with local and national print and broadcast media professionals at our yearly Media and Broadcasting Seminar. We have hosted everyone from NFL broadcasters and Fox News anchors to freelance producers and iHeartRadio personalities.