Department Overview

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Communicating effectively is an essential part of what it means to be an educated person. It is our central mission to educate UAB students about communication. We offer both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in communication and mass media. We offer specific degrees in communication management, public relations, broadcasting, journalism, and sports communication. We prioritize excellence in instruction in all our courses and degree programs. Our faculty are leaders in a variety of research areas relevant to communication.

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Why should I major in Communication?

A Communication degree is immensely valuable and flexible. Regardless of your future career path, communication skills are guaranteed to be some of the most important, if not the most important, qualities your employer is looking for. Knowing how to communicate in person, in writing, or across other platforms is critical to your personal and professional success.

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Why should I minor in Communication?

Even if your major is in a seemingly unrelated field—like STEM disciplines or fine arts—a minor in Communication is the perfect pairing. Because everyone needs to have strong communications skills, including healthcare professionals, scientists, programmers, software developers, and more.

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Why should I consider graduate school in Communication?

Our graduate program is one of the top programs in the nation with many of the field's top scholars on our faculty. We're also a leader in faculty publications, an indicator of the quality of our research and scholarship. Whether you're looking for a degree to enhance your professional communications skills or the next step on your academic path, you'll find success at UAB.

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