Department of Communication

Communication is today’s most important skill.

The median annual wage for media and communications professionals is 48% higher than the wage for an average occupation.
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Media and communication jobs are projected to grow 6% by 2031, with 115, 800 job openings annually.
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

We offer a comprehensive, hands-on Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree program to help students achieve academic and personal success:

areas of study

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Media                               Production

Learn skills in

  • using high-end camera equipment
  • producing and edit video/audio
  • live sports production
  • creating content for radio and podcasting
  • directing news programs

Digital Communication

Digital                      Communication

Learn skills in 

  • creating professional digital media content
  • designing for web
  • navigating social media platforms in personal and professional contexts
  • creating social media campaigns 

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Interpersonal      Communication

Learn skills in 

  •  communicating successfully in personal and professional settings
  • analysing and improving communication behaviors
  • navigating culture, gender, ethnicity in diverse interactions

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Organizational and Strategic Communication

Learn skills in

  • writing press releases for print and online media
  • event planning
  • creating strategic public relations campaigns
  • speech writing and persuasive oral presentations
Sample courses

Media                             Production


  • Audio Production I, II
  • Live Sports Production
  • Media Writing I, II
  • Media Producing and Performance
  • Multimedia Journalism
  • Single Camera Production
  • TV Studio Production

Digital                    Communication


  • Digital Design for Media
  • Integrated Media
  • Multimedia Newswriting
  • Photo Journalism
  • Social Media I, II, III
  • Storytelling in Public and Private Spaces
  • Visual Communication I, II

Interpersonal   Communication


  • Cultural Diversity in Communication
  • Family Communication
  • Gender, Culture & Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication

Organizational/Strategic Communication


  • Crisis & Conflict in Organizations
  • Organizational Communication
  • Public Relations Campaigns
  • Professional Business Communication
  • Special Event Planning



We also offer certificates! These are credentials that help you add a communication skill set to your repertoire,  while pursuing your passion. Students are awarded a certificate after taking  9 credits of related coursework in a specific area.

Communication Majors

The Department of Communication offers a comprehensive, hands-on Bachelor of Arts in Communication degree program:

Our expert faculty have professional experience in the field. Learn to:

  • Produce and edit video
  • Develop public relations campaigns
  • Be a journalist
  • Advertise on social media
  • Be an effective manager
  • Write press releases and speeches
  • And more!

University Hall during the fall

Come See Us!

The best way to get to know us is to visit campus and our department.

Schedule a visit


Hands-on Learning

Internships for Course Credit. We encourage our students to build their resumes with internships at media companies and corporate communication offices.

UToledo Student Media. Hone your skills at our campus radio station, TV studio and newspaper.

Student Organizations. Network and learn to be a leader.

State-of-the-art Equipment and Studios. Use the tools you'll use on the job after you graduate.


Meet Isaac Petkac

Class of 2021, media communication

"There’s not a group of professors better at what they do than our media communication professors. They’ve opened doors and recommended me for jobs. When I visited UToledo, I met a professor who showed me all the opportunities I would have as a freshman. I called nine football games, including the MAC championship for UToledo’s radio station, WXUT. I was able to get my experience from day one and I haven’t stopped."


Admissions Information

Apply Communication Scholarships


W. Benjamin Myers, Ph.D.

If you have any questions, contact W. Benjamin Myers, Ph.D.
Department Chair
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Last Updated: 7/15/24