About the Brian Lamb School of Communication Program
Almost all Purdue undergraduates experience the communication program, as each year more than 6,000 students across campus take a presentational speaking course from the Brian Lamb School of Communication (BLSC). Students who choose to major in communication within the Lamb School may focus their studies in one of eight areas of concentration:
The Lamb School has dedicated, full-time advisors who help students with course planning and career development and student organizations that provide opportunities for professional and scholarly growth. Graduates find careers in fields ranging from public relations to management, from law to ministry, and in areas such as sports and health.
Outside the classroom BLSC students have opportunities to practice career-oriented skills. Our students produce their own video news magazine called Fast Track, create our school’s alumni newsletter The Communicator, and work in teams with local nonprofits to get real-world experience in public relations.
One of the greatest strengths of the communication program is its international opportunities. One of the greatest strengths of the communication program is its international opportunities. Through the university’s study abroad office, students can take advantage of over 100 different programs. There are several programs tailored for BLSC students, such as semester programs in northern Italy and Copenhagen, Denmark. Every summer, internship/study programs are available in London and Sydney, and faculty-led programs have studied in Siena, Italy; Barcelona, Spain, and Beijing, China.
Recent summer offerings have included intensive study programs in Beijing and in Washington, D.C.
The Brian Lamb School of Communication now offers all concentration area in schedules that can be completed in three years. These course arrangements have the same number of total hours (120), and the same number of major hours (42 or 30), but compress them into three years. Please visit Three Year Major or Degree in 3 for more information.
Brian Lamb School of Communication Department Directory
Academic Advising Office
Phone: 765 494-3670
Fax: 765 496-1910
Undergraduate Future Students
Phone: 765 494-6291
Fax: 765 496-1910
For Graduate Information please see Communication Graduate Program Information .