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Communication

Unlimited Opportunities

From law to sales, human resources to community outreach, employers in just about every field want to hire people who know how to effectively communicate with others. A degree in communication will prepare you to adapt to the ever-changing career landscape in a variety of fields, from the entertainment industry to corporate management to health and wellness and more.

  • 1st place

    Media production class wins 'student Emmy' for Dayton documentary

  • 3+1

    campus media outlets and a student-run PR firm

  • 95%

    of our graduates have jobs or attend graduate school

Student Spotlight

Lenny Zaleski enjoys majoring in communication and political science at the University of Dayton because of the many opportunities for hands-on, applied learning. “There are so many really cool opportunities for experiential learning at the University of Dayton, whether that’s summer internships, or getting experience at student-run firms and organizations on campus.”

Student Spotlight

Lenny Zaleski enjoys majoring in communication and political science at the University of Dayton because of the many opportunities for hands-on, applied learning. “There are so many really cool opportunities for experiential learning at the University of Dayton, whether that’s summer internships, or getting experience at student-run firms and organizations on campus.”

A High-Quality Education

Sport Communication Certificate Flyer Media Study Abroad

Sport Management students explore the economic, political, social and global contexts within which sport culture operates. Acquiring both sets of skills – media production and sport management – within a certificate is intended to enhance students’ current major and promote their marketability in the workplace.

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Flyer Media aims to equip students with the skills needed for successful careers in the modern media industry.

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Our summer study abroad program is carefully developed to provide students with the most educationally meaningful and culturally embedded experience possible.

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Find the Concentration for You

Communication management will help prepare you to train and manage people, and to manage information, technology and messages in a 21st century organization. Students have launched careers in human resources, human and employee relations, client relations, product development, sales, corporate communication, recruiting, marketing, market research and many others.


The journalism concentration is focused on how news and other information is selected, gathered, prepared and disseminated. But our students do much more than just understand these processes; they practice and develop the necessary skills to perform at a high professional standard. You will consider both the tradition and the reality of an unfettered press, which is the essence of the First Amendment, as you develop a firm grasp of legal and ethical expectations of the profession. Through class assignments, work on the Flyer News and internships, you will begin to gain experience in the working practices of professional journalists.

The study of journalism at the University of Dayton prepares you for reporting, editing, management and publishing positions across a variety of media platforms. Many of our students go on to careers as reporters, editors, newscasters, copy writers, script writers, technical writers and a growing variety of online journalism positions.


Through the media production concentration, you'll focus on television and radio broadcasting, audio and video production, multimedia production and short/long form filmmaking. You can get a solid grounding in principles and practical application through production, script writing, on-camera performance and carefully designed class activities.

You can build your portfolio and professional experience through internships, working in our student-run AM-FM radio station, our cable TV station, covering athletic and other events on campus and in the community and scripting and producing documentaries about important contemporary issue. You also can assist in the design and implementation of the annual Dayton Independent Film Festival, sponsored and hosted by the Department of Communication.


Public Relations at the University of Dayton includes knowledge and professional skill development based on a foundation of strong and precise writing, strategic planning, message design and delivery across media platforms, ethics and research. Students will not only learn the why behind the how, but will also do their own campaigns in our senior-level campaigns course. Students can also join the department's chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, as well as work for the student-run PR firm within Flyer Media.


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Visit Campus

Interested in learning more about communication? We'd love to meet with you. Schedule an academic appointment by calling our department at 937-229-2028. You can also choose to schedule a general campus tour and admission presentation.

Featured Programs and Initiatives

Bachelor's Plus Master's Program

The BPM degree option allows undergraduate students majoring in any communication concentration to obtain a bachelor of arts and a master of arts in five years.

Internship Experiences

Learn about your chosen field of study through hands-on experience. See how textbook theories make daily workplace endeavors effective and efficient.

Flyers in Hollywood

As a media production student, travel to Las Vegas to attend the National Association of Broadcasting Conference and then head to L.A. to meet with alumni and industry professionals.

Documentary Course

Participate in our documentary course where students create, direct and produce award-winning documentaries on relevant topics.

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Experiential Learning

Real-World Experience

Through practical learning opportunities like internships and co-ops, you can build your resume, gain practical experience and prepare for a successful career.

CONTACT

Department of Communication

St. Joseph Hall, Room 121
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1410
937-229-2028
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