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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
Career Development 10.13.20
H&R Block president, CEO and University of Dayton alumnus Jeff Jones addresses business commitment to community in webinar with students

H&R Block President and CEO Jeff Jones ’90 calls himself an “insanely curious learner.” The University of Dayton alumnus’ professional resume reflects that intense desire for knowledge and growth. Previously, he served as the first president of Uber, and executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Target. He also held executive and leadership roles at the Coca-Cola Company, Gap and global advertising agency Leo Burnett.

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Students and Campus Life 09.07.20
University of Dayton communication students to host independent film festival online

The show must go on — even amid a global pandemic. University of Dayton faculty and students have overcome challenges related to COVID-19 to put on the Dayton Independent Film Festival in a virtual format.

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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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