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At a glance: Communication Studies
Did you know? The Communication Studies faculty at ONU conduct research and teach a wide variety of communication-related fields including interpersonal communication, public speaking, organizational communication, health communication, visual communication, and popular culture media such as film, TV and video games.
Communications Studies Features:
South of the Border
The Communication Studies program at ONU emphasizes a liberal arts education combined with a professional program designed to produce graduates who are prepared for a lifetime of learning in a diverse and changing world. The curriculum and instruction encourage critical thinking, the development of aesthetic and ethical standards, and an understanding of human communication in all its aspects. Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions or graduate studies and attain the skills necessary for useful and meaningful lives. Visit the department's web site.
- Flexible program that can be combined with a second major or minor for a focus that is directed toward a student’s specific career interest.
- International study abroad program with Salford University in Manchester, UK home of MediaCityUK and the BBC.
- Exciting internship opportunities with local, regional, nationwide and international companies .
- Award-winning faculty who are actively engaged in research and the profession.
The Smith Educational wing of the Freed Center for the Performing Arts is home to classes in Communication Studies and other majors in the Department of Communication and Media Studies. The facility includes classrooms with a complete array of audio-visual capabilities, a computer lab and radio and TV studios.
Lambda Pi Eta – the national communication honorary society and a National Communication Association Student Club (NCASC) chapter.
Communication Studies majors secure employment with a wide variety of organizations. Students have gone on to work for the American Cancer Society, the Buckeye Ranch, the Westport Country Playhouse, InfoCision, the Alzheimers Association, and Wyatt, Tarrant, and Combs LLP among others.
Internship opportunities are likewise quite varied and include WBNS 10TV, Oxfam America, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, and Modus in London, UK.
Several of our graduates decide to further their education in areas such as communication, higher education, and law. Past graduates have gone on to study at the University of Kentucky, West Virginia University, the University of Cincinnati, Tiffin University, and the Widener University School of Law.
Students graduating in Communication Studies find employment opportunities in such areas as personnel, sales, management, government and politics, education, community affairs, corporate communications, graduate school, and other communication-related fields. See Professional placement for specific employers.