School and Ranking Information
There are only two schools in Albuquerque that offer programs in communications, and only one of these schools offers a bachelor's degree program. Based on program options, number of communications degrees awarded and school rankings, the following school is considered a top school in the area for communications degrees:
- Winner: The University of New Mexico is the only school in the area that a 4-year degree in communications. Its Department of Communication & Journalism features bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of New Mexico|
|Rankings||#189 among National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$6,846 (in-state), $20,688 (out-of-state)**|
|Communication Bachelor's Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||14**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||48%**|
|Noteworthy||Undergraduate students have the flexibility of choosing between a B.A. in Communication or B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
University of New Mexico
- Communication undergraduate program works in junction with the interdisciplinary film and digital media program to provide students with additional study opportunities
- The Department of Communication & Journalism provides several scholarships to students on a yearly basis
- Communications students have access to video editing, audio recording, television studio and computer laboratory facilities
The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque sits on a 600-acre campus, boasts a dozen schools and colleges and offers more than 200 degree programs. The Department of Communication and Journalism offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in communication, each with multiple concentration options for added specialization in the field.
The B.A. in Communication program has concentration options in mass media communication, public communication, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication or organizational communication. All communication majors are required to complete a set of core courses covering subjects like professional speaking, communication research, communication theory and the evolution of communication. The B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication program has strategic communication and multimedia journalism concentration options. Students may also complete for-credit internship experiences in fields such as advertising, public relations, broadcast or print. Core coursework required for this program includes history of media, statistics, media law and research techniques.