The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication encourages its students to get involved on campus and in the community. Participating in a club, group, or philanthropy organization at ASU offers students the opportunity to meet new people, gain leadership experience, participate in community service, and enhance their overall experience at Arizona State University.

Our school provides our students opportunities for increasing communication skills through our co-curricular activities including a nationally competitive forensic team; a summer study abroad program to London, Dublin, and Edinburg; a community-oriented interpreters theatre; and the study of culture through performance. We also offer a wide range of internships to qualified students interested in getting experience in their career field.

Being involved with others who have similar interests is a great way to make lifelong friends and create a robust professional network.

Speech and Debate

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Any Arizona State University undergraduate is invited to participate in our nationally known collegiate forensics program. We welcome all levels of experience or even if you have never seen a round of competitive forensics.

Summer Study Abroad

students in Scottish highlands

Our summer study abroad program offers you a unique opportunity to study communication in different cultural contexts while experiencing plays in London; the countryside of Ireland; and the castles and kilts of Scotland.

Clubs and Organizations

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Participating in a club, group, or philanthropy organization at ASU offers you the opportunity to meet new people, gain leadership experience, participate in community service, and enhance your experience at ASU.

Academic Advising

Our academic advisors will help you successfully transition to the university and make progress towards your educational goals and graduation. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor at least once a year. Our advisors will meet with you on a scheduled appointment basis Monday through Friday. Walk-in advising hours will be available during critical registration periods at the beginning of each semester. The advising offices are located on the 1st floor of Stauffer Hall, next to the undergraduate student lounge.

Meet our advisors | Schedule your advising appointment

Scholarship Assistance

We offer many academic scholarships to qualified students. Our scholarships will provide assistance in defraying college tuition and expenses so you can focus on pursuing your academic goals. By completing and submitting our scholarship application, you automatically apply for all Hugh Downs School scholarships that you are eligible to receive. Additional scholarships may be available through the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Arizona State University.

Hugh Downs School of Human Communication scholarships | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences scholarships | Arizona State University scholarships

Internship Program

Our school is home to a dynamic internship program! You can find an internship in large or small companies, in unique government positions, or in thriving non-profit organizations. Our program allows career-driven students to gain useful experience in challenging positions.

Meet our Internship Director | Internship information

Research Opportunities

The Hugh Downs School research apprenticeship course provides you with the opportunity to work with a professor or doctoral graduate student on an ongoing research project. Our independent study provides an opportunity for original study or investigation in the major or field of specialization on an individual or more autonomous basis.

Research Apprenticeship | Independent Study

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