Be a part of one of the top 10 most popular majors at the University of Maryland, while taking advantage of the convenience of Shady Grove. 

The B.A. in Communication offers a curriculum in the Communication Studies track, with a specialization in Media and Digital Communication. Coursework focuses on traditional and digital media communication such as negotiation, conflict management, or social media. In addition to earning the B.A. from the University of Maryland, graduates acquire an excellent foundation for careers in business, government, health, education, social and human services, social media management, film production, graphic design, and more! 

The B.A. in Communication is offered through the University’s College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU), which prepares versatile and visionary leaders equipped to address the complexities of the human experience—globally and locally. Maryland ARHU – Be Worldwise. Get Worldready.

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Students entering the program at Shady Grove will have completed their freshman and sophomore years at a community college or accredited 4-year institution. The program is designed to be completed in two years of continuous full-time enrollment. Part-time study is welcomed.

Admission Requirements

See Program Requirements. On this site, you’ll also find transfer guides which provide course equivalency information.

Schedule an Appointment

Before applying, students are encouraged to schedule an appointment. The session helps determine how previous coursework will apply to your UMD degree, identify remaining general education and major requirements, and locate specific resources for additional assistance. To ensure that the advice you receive is specific to your academic situation and goals, bring a copy of your unofficial transcript/s to the meeting.

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Admissions for University of Maryland Shady Grove undergraduate programs is through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. To apply and become a Terp at the Shady Grove location, see UMD Admissions - Shady Grove Applicants.