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Communication

Be prepared for a successful career in the ever-evolving world of communication.

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
Campus and Community 09.20.21
University of Dayton faculty and students present second annual Dayton Independent Film Festival, Sept. 24-27, showcasing Midwestern filmmakers

Two dozen University of Dayton students spent the past spring semester planning, curating and creating assets for a four-day 2021 Dayton Independent Film Festival.

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Career Development 08.23.21
University of Dayton summer fellowship students develop solutions to help Cox First Media address changing workplace, sales models

Ten University of Dayton students spent summer 2021 helping a Southwest Ohio media company prepare for its post-pandemic future by devising innovative ways to reimagine its workplace, sales tactics and multimedia storytelling techniques.

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Faculty 05.03.21
University of Dayton health communicator publishes research on using entertainment to teach children about COVID-19

University of Dayton health communication expert Angeline Sangalang researched how shows, such as popular children's show Sesame Street, are being used internationally to teach children about COVID-19.

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