Study Communication at A&M-SA

About the Communication Program

The Communication Program provides the necessary preparation to pursue a career in journalism or public relations by offering a strong foundation of professional knowledge, values and hands-on skills. The B.A. in Communication offers you a relevant, skills-oriented course of study responsive to today’s fast-changing media landscape. We emphasize the fundamentals of journalism and public relations, along with contemporary topics such as social media and entrepreneurship.

We offer:

  • Small group instruction*
  • Student media
  • Agency collaborative
  • Immersive learning projects
  • Internships for course credit

During your studies, you are required to take courses in reporting, photojournalism, law, public relations, and a broad array of electives depending on your specified area of interest. Our small classes never exceed 35, offering you full access to a dedicated faculty committed to student learning. *Because of the emphasis on face-to-face learning and portfolio development, we do not offer an online degree at this time.

Whether you’re just starting a career, or coming back to school to explore new options, we understand the value of partnering with university services tailored toward student success. Your faculty partner with the university’s Office of Career Services, the Writing Center and Academic Advising to offer additional support, advisement, and decision-making tools.

Our students annually earn regional and national distinction, competing for and winning awards, scholarships, grants and professional development opportunities. Since the launch of the academic program in 2010, our students have received scholarships from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), Google, the Online News Association (ONA), the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists (SAAHJ), the San Antonio Professional Chapter of Women in Communications, as well as awards from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA), the Mark of Excellence Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and admission to the Boston University Graduate College of Communication, and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

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