The School of Communication and Journalism has undergraduate programs in Communication, Journalism, Media Studies and Public Relations, as well as a graduate program in Communication. Journalism majors have a Sports Production option, while Media Studies majors can also choose a Visual Media option (which emphasizes filmmaking).
The School is committed to excellence in classroom instruction. We prepare our majors to work in a diverse global society by focusing our curriculum on strengthening students’ visual, written and oral communication skills, as well as emphasizing critical thinking and digital skills.
The School’s faculty is a group of dynamic scholars recognized for their teaching, scholarly and creative contributions on regional, national and international levels. Their professional and academic backgrounds contribute unique perspectives to the undergraduate and graduate programs, allowing students to be exposed to wide-ranging views of the communication and media fields.
The School frequently arranges networking opportunities with industry professionals, alumni and recruiters to help our students secure internships and post-graduation employment. Undergraduate majors are required to complete an internship as part of the curriculum in order to gain practical experience in their future career fields.
Our majors are strongly encouraged to get involved in student media organizations and profession-specific clubs that will aid them in gaining additional knowledge and professional expertise. The School has exciting partnerships with Auburn Athletics and the SEC Network to provide additional opportunities for students to gain real-world experience.
As a result of our School’s popularity and commitment to small class sizes, students interested in one of our majors must apply to the School. Students are considered pre-majors until they apply and are accepted into one of our four undergraduate majors.