Welcome to the Department of Communication

The study of communication examines how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels and media. The mission of the Department of Communication is to provide students with education in the theory, history, ethics and practice of communication and to prepare them for careers and leadership in a wide variety of professions, depending upon the student's specific interests. The department offers a diverse curriculum that emphasizes the role of highly competent, well-trained and ethically driven communicators.

A Bachelor of Arts in communication prepares students for professional careers in a wide range of communication fields such as broadcasting, communication management, journalism and public relations, and graduate studies in areas such as business, communication and law. Communication majors also have success in fields such as business, education, government, healthcare, international relations, and social and human services.

Faculty in the Department of Communication are outstanding teachers, scholars and mentors. At the beginning of their first semester on campus, students are assigned a faculty adviser who will serve as a primary contact in developing a program of study and exploring career options.

In the News
Experiential Learning 10.30.18
Aloha from Hawaii

University of Dayton senior Dawnn Fann spent the spring 2018 semester studying on the beaches of Hawaii, where her environmental science lab included snorkeling and scuba diving.

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Humanities and Social Sciences 10.24.18
Deadline Pressure: 25K in 25 Days

The Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop at the University of Dayton is launching a "25K in 25 Days" campaign in November, thanks to the generosity of a New York City couple who have made a $50,000 challenge gift in honor of the late Erma and Bill Bombeck.

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Faculty 09.18.18
Media Ethics

Chad Painter has taught Media Ethics: Issues and Cases in his communication courses; now he is a co-author of the textbook’s new edition.

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Experiential Learning 06.28.18
Student Emmy Award Winner

A University of Dayton student-produced documentary about Dayton’s deadly opioid epidemic won a student Emmy Award from the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

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Department of Communication

St. Joseph Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1410