Undergraduate Programs

It pays to know how to communicate — whether you're giving a presentation, promoting a cause or an organization, or connecting with the community.

Undergraduates in The University of Toledo’s Communication Studies bachelor’s degree program study communication skills that allow them to adapt to an evolving, technology-driven job market.

UToledo Communication Studies majors become educated citizens who understand and practice effective communication. They go on to careers in public relations, nonprofit organizations, government, business or any field that requires solid communication skills.

Top Reasons to Study Communication Studies at UToledo

  1. Experienced faculty.
    Learn from people who have worked professionally in the field.
  2. Learn through experience.
    UToledo Communication Studies majors have many opportunities to practice professional communication skills in real-world settings.
  3. Connect with UToledo alumni and industry experts.
    Join a student chapter of one of UToledo’s media and communication organizations, such as the the Public Relations Student Society of America or the UToledo National Communication Association’s Lambda Pi Eta honors society. The groups regularly hold events and activities on campus.
  4. Double major or minor.
    UToledo is a large, comprehensive university with lots of options. A Communication Studies major or minor is often paired with another course of study, such as business or the arts. Our dedicated academic advisers can help you plan.
  5. Add a minor in World Cultures.
    This minor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures can enhance any program of study. We live in an increasingly diverse country and can benefit personally and professionally from knowing more about other cultures. The program explores intercultural communication, traditions, how people conduct business and more.


What jobs can I get with a Communication Studies degree?

  • Advertising account executive
  • Campaign manager
  • Copywriter
  • Director of communications
  • Event planner
  • Hospitality manager
  • Human resource manager
  • Lobbyist
  • Promotions and marketing director
  • Public relations specialist
  • Recruiter
  • Sales representative
  • Science communicator
  • Social media strategist
  • Speechwriter

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


Faculty members in the Department of Communication have ties to local communication companies and media outlets. The department often assists undergraduates in finding internships, either on or off campus.

Internships help you:

  • Gain practical experience
  • Build your resume
  • Refine your skills
  • Cultivate contacts


UToledo is known for its undergraduate research opportunities. Start as early as your freshman year. Work with faculty who enjoy collaborating with students.

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Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

Study Abroad

Travel, experience new cultures and meet new people — all while earning college credit.

UToledo's Education Abroad Office can help you find the perfect opportunity. You can apply for grants, scholarships and financial aid to help fund study abroad.

  • Semester at Sea
  • Short-term, summer and faculty-led trips
  • Direct exchange programs with other universities
  • Teach English abroad
  • Global health program (med student clerkships)
  • Rocket Kids (work with youth around the world)

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Choose Ohio First scholarship

Ohio residents who have been accepted into this STEM program are eligible for the Choose Ohio First scholarship — a four-year, renewable scholarship.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.







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Last Updated: 11/16/23