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Do you want to make an impact by sharing stories and messages with others? Do you see yourself as an influencer and a voice in the world of tomorrow? This program from Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences’ Department of Communication prepares students for a variety of exciting pathways.

Whether you want to communicate through writing, media or interpersonal communication, a Communication major from Augusta University gives you an experience like no other — one that opens the door to some of the world’s most exciting careers.

The communication program is for you if you consider yourself

Creative and Expressive
Innovative and Cutting-edge

Program Information

Communication Program

1120 15th Street
Augusta, GA 30912

Allgood Hall, E122

communication@augusta.edu

706-729-2416

What You'll Study

Coursework

In the Communication program, you’ll take classes in media writing, health communication, digital editing, sports communication, public relations and social media campaigns.

Course List | Track Sheet 

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Internships allow you to gain real-world experience while building your portfolio.

The required capstone project lets you create a portfolio that will give you a distinct advantage when you enter the job market.

Student-led publications like the Phoenix Magazine and the Bell Ringer student newspaper give you the chance to write, edit, photograph, design and provide video content for respected campus publications. And since some of the staff positions are paid, you can even earn money while you gain experience.

 

Research & Innovation

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll have opportunities to create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world’s most complex and pressing challenges.

 

Research Center

Pamplin College’s Center for Social Science Research involves students as active partners in research projects that assist local public and nonprofit agencies improve their effectiveness.

 

Student Publications

Student publications are an excellent way to find your voice and strengthen your portfolio, and Pamplin College has a wide range to get involved with.

 

Clubs & Organizations

Student clubs and organizations help you “plug in” to campus life in a way that can lead to meaningful connections, new interests and resume-enhancing experiences.

Your Future

Career Options

Communication graduates can step right into jobs in public relations, journalism, television, podcasting, videography and digital media, but the core skills acquired in the program — spoken communication, active listening, presentational speaking, persuasion and writing — are some of the most desirable qualities sought by hiring managers in an even wider range of careers. Listen to our alumni.

 

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A Calling Like No Other

Why Augusta?

Tailoring classes to specific careers within the communication field keeps your classroom learning relevant to your career interests.
Student-led publications mentored by faculty provide the practical experience desired by employers.
The capstone project helps you develop a professional portfolio and prepare for the workforce

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Creativity, Discovery, Engagement

The Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences forms the heart of the liberal arts mission of Augusta University. We foster critical thinking about complex questions of the human experience; cultivate skills in written, verbal, and creative expression; promote active citizenship and community engagement; and prepare graduates for diverse careers in quickly changing globalized environments.