Undergraduate Program

In keeping with Univerisity policy, please note that all Spring 2020 teaching and advising will be virtual. For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on the Annenberg School, click here. 


Annenberg's undergraduate students learn about every facet of communication, inspiring them to imagine new cultural, commercial and public worlds, and fashion responsive politics in order to connect with and care for one another and the planet.


Watch our "What is a Communication Major?" video to learn more.

Undergraduate Communication majors at Penn study media institutions, communication and contemporary culture, and a variety of communication influences in social, political, and economic contexts. Scholarship in communication intersects with many disciplines— including history, psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, law, and economics—drawing from both humanistic and social-scientific modes of inquiry to examine fundamental communication processes and effects. The Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Communication is granted by the College of Arts and Sciences, but the major curriculum is designed, administered, and instructed by the Annenberg School for Communication.