School of Communication & Media


You’re passionate about storytelling, about staying informed — and informing others — and you want to impact the world of journalism and media in truly profound ways. In a world of converging media, a great place to start is as a student in the journalism program at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Florida’s top Christian college. Through various courses in news producing, reporting, editing and more, you'll be prepared to work in various media outlets.

Your Courses & Classes



Your Experience

At PBA, you'll:

  • Develop essential skills in writing, speaking and communication.
  • Experience an education grounded in the liberal arts with a Christian perspective.
  • Enjoy a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of just 19.
  • Engage in hands-on learning through internships with industry experts.
  • Have the opportunity to join the staff of the student newspaper.
  • Enhance your knowledge and skills through clubs and organizations.
  • Produce film productions that will premier at our annual student film festival.

Your Facilities and Equipment

You’ll have access to our 2,300-square-foot television studio, professional quality lighting and grip equipment, as well as Avid and ProTools editing systems.

Your Faculty

Your professors are accomplished professionals who bring real-world experience to the classroom. One professor won numerous awards as a reporter, photographer, columnist and editor with newspapers in Virginia and North Carolina. Another spent several years as a newspaper and magazine reporter and editor in Washington, D.C. Dr. Michael Ray Smith is a board member of the Magazine Training International, a writing program for missionaries worldwide. In 2015 College Media Advisers presented Smith with the Noel Ross Strader Memorial Award for exercising the principle of freedom of the press "at some risk to personal or professional welfare." He is the only professor in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities to receive this national recognition for his lifetime of work in student advising. In an independent search, recognized Smith as one of “Top 50 journalism professors for 2012." Dr. Smith has written seven books, 12 journal articles, and hundreds of articles for the popular press.

Speaking of PBA

“I learned a lot about journalism and teamwork. My professors at PBA had very high standards for my work, and that served me well in grad school, where even more was expected of me. Professors at UF commented that my work was very clean and detail-oriented. The professors at PBA really ingrained that in me.”
-- Laura Ammerman Mize, science writer, University of Florida, Health Science Center News and Communications