The Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies Program in Temple University’s School of Media and Communication

Equipped with the talents and understanding needed to work in corporate communications, human relations, policy and advocacy, scholarship, and far beyond, Communication Studies majors play critical roles in our increasingly convergent media world.

The Communications Studies program in the School of Media and Communication (SMC) incorporates theory and practice, exposing you to fields throughout the school and allowing you to choose an area of expertise from entrepreneurship and social movements to technology and advocacy. Its interdisciplinary approach is designed to prepare students for a variety of fields in an ever-evolving communication landscape. You can also opt to earn a Major of Distinction and complete advanced major requirements through SMC Study Away programs.

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Whether you strive to attend law school, serve as a communication liaison for a government organization, or work for a media outlet or a publication, the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies program at Temple is an experience tailored to match your academic and professional interests. You can choose your expertise.

Our renowned faculty will help you access a diverse community of companies, organizations and professionals to get you started in a career in the industry or on the path to an advanced degree.

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Future Prospects

Recent graduates and current communication studies students have been placed in governmental organizations, graduate and law schools, media outlets and publications.

Visit the SMC Career Center to explore specialized, career-related services and programming available exclusively to you as an SMC student. 

Target Employers

SMC graduates work in national media for organizations such as BuzzFeed, CBS, Comcast, Google, The Los Angeles Times and NBC, as well as regional employers like ABC/WPVI, CBS/KYW, NBC/WCAU, NFL Films, PHL17, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, WHYY and many others. Some Communication Studies graduates have obtained positions with law schools and graduate schools, while others have gone on to international positions in media-related fields. To make an appointment to discuss job and career opportunities, visit SMConnect, our exclusive internship and job portal.

Graduate School Placement

Join the more than 200 graduate students who pursue professional and scholarly opportunities in SMC’s five graduate programs, where they prepare for advanced research and doctoral work or for careers in communication management, communications policy, media and production.