Undergraduate Program

"Our students specialize in intellectual and creative adventures. Learning about every facet of communication inspires 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."



Carolyn Marvin, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
Frances Yates Professor of Communication

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.