The School of Communication
at American University
is highly regarded for its faculty, facilities, and high professional standards by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
. The school offers five undergraduate majors: communication studies
, print/broadcast journalism
, public communication, visual media
, and foreign language and communication media (jointly administered with the College of Arts and Sciences). Interdisciplinary degrees in communication, legal institutions, economics, and government (CLEG, which is housed in the School of Public Affairs
) and multimedia design and development (which is houses in the College of Arts and Sciences). The school offers several advanced degrees: MFA in Film and Electronic Media, MA in Film & Video, MA in Producing for Film & Video, MA in Journalism & Public Affairs (Print/Broadcast/Interactive), MA in Political Communication (offered jointly with the American University School of Public Affairs), MA in International Media (offered jointly with the American University School of International Service) and a 3-year PhD program in Communication Studies.
SOC's journalism and public communication programs are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Film and media studies
SOC's film and media arts program is a member of CILECT
, the international association of film and television schools.