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Our Story

The American University School of Communication empowers undergraduates and graduates in its programs to tell stories that influence change, inspire action, and transform our communities and our world.

Each one of our bachelor of arts programs will hone your professional skills for audio, video, mobile, and online platforms. You'll build a core knowledge and bolster that with solid fundamentals in communication and media theory and research, writing, editing, and media production.

Our graduate programs will build your competence and knowledge as a multi-platform communicator. We will teach you the in-demand skills critical to your professional success. You will also learn the critical theory and fundamental underpinnings to sustain your career well into the future.

With Washington, D.C., one of the most exciting, influential, and dynamic cities in the world, as your classroom, you'll have opportunities and internships that will open the door to a career in the communication industry.

Make your mark, author your story, and shape your future. Find your place at the American University School of Communication. 

Interim Dean Leena Jayaswal

Communications ·

Interim Dean Jayaswal is AU SOC Through and Through

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