Top Schools for Communications and Journalism

Read about programs in communications and journalism, which can lead to a career in professional editing, public relations or writing. Learn about the degree options at three universities, and find a list of other schools in the U.S. with programs for communication and journalism students.

School Overviews

Students who are interested in pursuing careers as communications specialists or journalists can find programs at Bradley University, Boston University and Asbury University. Each of the three schools offers undergraduate programs in a relevant field of study; graduate programs can be found at Boston University.

1. Bradley University in Peoria, IL

School Highlight: Students have the opportunity to intern at NBC during the Olympics

The university's Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts is home to several degree programs in communications and journalism. For example, the Department of Communication offers a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Fine Arts in advertising, electronic media or journalism, among other related areas. Students can also pursue programs in organizational communication, sports communication or public relations, which can help them prepare for work in the newspaper or magazine field or in advertising.

2. Boston University in MA

School Highlight: Students can pursue two bachelor's degrees at the same time through the Dual Degree Program

The university houses the College of Communication, which offers undergraduate degrees in film and television, advertising and public relations or journalism. The school also offers an undergraduate journalism major, with studies in photojournalism, science journalism and broadcast journalism. Graduate degree programs are also available.

3. Asbury University in Wilmore, KY

School Highlight: Asbury communications students have interned at CNN and the Pentagon

The university's Communication Arts Department offers majors in communication and theatre, journalism, media and cinema performance. Journalism majors can pursue concentrations in news-editorial, digital storytelling, or literary journalism. Students majoring in communication can concentrate on leadership, public relations or communication studies.

Top Communications and Journalism Programs

School Name Distinction Location
Allegheny College Double majors offered to students Meadville, PA
Alvernia University Seniors College for senior citizens Reading, PA
Arcadia University Degree program in digital communication and media Glenside, PA
Baylor University Corporate communication and rhetoric tracks are available in the school's bachelor's program Waco, TX
Campbellsville University Campus ministries for Baptist students Campbellsville, KY
City University of Seattle Corporate partnerships facilitate job hunting Bellevue, WA
Defiance College School offers electronic communication production and rhetoric and media concentrations in its communications bachelor's program Defiance, OH

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