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Communication

Welcome

Our B.A. in communication prepares students for professional careers in a wide range of communication fields: broadcasting, communication management, healthcare administration, journalism and public relations. Our graduates succeed in business, education, government, healthcare, international relations, and social and human services. We also offer graduate studies in business communication and law, and an undergraduate certificate in sport communication.

Our Students Are Engaged

Prague Study Abroad

During summer 2019, students and faculty from the University of Dayton Department of Communication traveled to Prague, Czech Republic, for a unique study abroad experience. Working with UD alumnus and Hollywood director Jonathan Judge ’93, the students wrote and produced a short film on location in Prague.

Our Students Are Engaged

Prague Study Abroad

During summer 2019, students and faculty from the University of Dayton Department of Communication traveled to Prague, Czech Republic, for a unique study abroad experience. Working with UD alumnus and Hollywood director Jonathan Judge ’93, the students wrote and produced a short film on location in Prague.

Academics

Our mission 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.

Our Programs
Internships

Students learn about their chosen field of study through hands-on experience, and see how theories discussed in textbooks make daily workplace endeavors effective and efficient.

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Flyer Media

The University’s student media platforms of television, radio and print equip students with the skills needed for successful careers in the modern media industry.

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Study Abroad

Our study abroad program is carefully developed to provide students with the most educationally meaningful and culturally embedded experience possible. Courses, locations, and faculty change from year to year.

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Other Opportunities and Activities

Communication majors can also participate in professional associations, speech and debate and writing workshops.

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In the News
Experiential Learning 07.21.20
University of Dayton students work virtual internships for Ohio Statehouse offices

University of Dayton Flyers running back Richie Warfield is working this summer as an intern for the office of Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted ’89, who earned All-American honors as a cornerback and kick returner for the Flyers, and was a starter on UD's 1989 NCAA Division III national championship football team.

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Experiential Learning 06.15.20
UD students work remotely to complete ‘Dayton’s Darkest Summer’

Filmmaking is a collaborative process, but when the University of Dayton campus closed in mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly a dozen media production students needed to find a way to work together remotely from across the nation to complete their year-long documentary project.

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Experiential Learning 04.30.20
UD communication students plan independent film festival in Dayton

University of Dayton students in the Department of Communication’s film marketing and distribution course spent the spring 2020 semester developing the framework to bring a film festival to the Dayton community. Their work will hit the big screen this fall.

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Students and Campus Life 03.02.20
Students gain real-world experience, professional development opportunities through College of Arts and Sciences storytelling positions

Ashley Junkunc ’21 arrived at UD with a powerful story of survival and a desire to help others facing significant health challenges after overcoming the cancer diagnosis that threatened her life just a few years earlier.

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