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The Department of Communication is an award- winning program where students can obtain a BA/BS degree in Applied Communication and/or Public Relations and Strategic Communication. The faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students achieve their professional goals by offering innovative classes that are designed to be beneficial both as an engaged citizen and future communication professional.

Students graduating from the program learn the skills necessary to be leaders of tomorrow through engaged learning practices developed and implemented by faculty with decades of experience both in and outside of the classroom. Graduates in Applied Communication or Public Relations and Strategic Communication will be well prepared with the skills needed to succeed both academically and professionally in an increasingly interconnected world.

Starting in the fall of 2021, the Department of Communication will transition to two majors. Please watch the video below to learn more. 


Video Credit: Joseph Busch, Isabella DiBenedetto, Dominique Stout, Taylor Hart, Colin Clawson and Samuel Allen


Students in the program

Skilled Faculty

Department faculty have decades of experience as both teachers and practitioners.

Online Degree

Students can now obtain a BA/BS in Public Relations and Strategic Communication or Applied Communication completely online.


Recent graduates have obtained employment with organizations such as Disney, The Venetian Hotel, and Intermountain Health Care.

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"UVU helped me feel so prepared professionally upon graduation. The Communication program had such a hands-on approach to learning that has really helped me find success in my career."

- Kallee Johnson, Marketing Manager at Sprout Marketing