Communication skills, the ability to communicate clearly, ethically, and with relevant purpose, are essential in every walk of life and every career path. Across all industries, employers consistently rank communication skills at the top of the most important qualities of incoming professionals. The way you communicate - and the way you understand what is being communicated - will shape your entire life.

The B.A. Communication & Digital Media major at AUR has been designed to extend and enhance students' communication skills while giving them a deep understanding of communication theory and how it applies to intercultural communication, organizational communication, and the management of social networks and mass media. As your knowledge deepens this program prepares you for a future in public relations, journalism, social media and content management, and countless other areas in which communication skills are essential. The field of communication is rapidly growing. AUR students are prepared to lead, innovate, and succeed in a culturally diverse world where ideas and technology change constantly.

Transfer Your Credit

Have you attended college before? You are eligible to apply as a transfer student if you are a high school graduate (or equivalent) and have completed at least one semester (12 credits) at another college, university, or a community college.

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What our alumni say ...

Studying Communication has allowed me to explore contemporary topics that are important to me through a nuanced and multi-disciplinary lens. Beyond the analytical, I have also gained practical skills that are instrumental in my job today.

Giulia Ramadan

Communications Consultant, FAO.

AUR put me on the path to a career I never dreamed I'd be able to aspire to. Now I edit feature films...

Shahnaz Dulaimy

BA Communication, class of 2010

My time at AUR was eventful in all the ways I could imagine. From brilliant professors to the absolute characters I called friends, all with the stunning backdrop of a city that is the embodiment of history itself. Summed up in one word, AUR is Rome.

Marko Jovsic

BA Communication, class of 2020



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Core Courses



Our program helps you to discover your passions whilst developing broad expertise in a wide array of fields. As you progress through the Major, you can concentrate your expertise and enthusiasms via our flexible 'clusters'; courses grouped by specialism that will allow you to focus your learning according to your talents and ambitions. You will, of course, still be able to use your free electives to add to try out other disciplines and to add ideas and thinking from complementary areas.

Major Electives: Journalism & Writing cluster


Major Electives: Public Relations & Advertising cluster


Major Electives: Cultural Studies cluster


Major Electives: Media & Globalization cluster


Major Electives: Media Management cluster


Major Electives: Media, Politics, and Social Change cluster


Major Electives: Film Studies cluster



Course requirements and further detail

For more in-depth information about this program and individual course requirements, please see our full catalog.