Undergraduate Programs

The mass media and communication landscape is constantly changing. The University of Toledo’s Media Communication bachelor’s degree program gives students the versatile skills they need to adapt to evolving trends.

Our goal is to prepare you to become marketable media specialists who can step into a variety of fields. UToledo undergraduates learn how to create, design and distribute communication across media platforms from print, radio, TV, online, mobile and virtual.

Students study journalism, social media, content producing and production.

Top Reasons to Study Media Communication at UToledo

  1. Work on ESPN3 live sports broadcasts.
    UToledo’s unique partnership with ESPN3 offers students a chance to work behind-the-scenes on live productions of UToledo sporting events, including football games.
  2. Hands-on learning with high-tech equipment.
    UToledo students in the Department of Communication learn by doing and have access to the same tools and resources used by professionals.
  3. Production and on-air experience.
    • Work in front of and behind the camera on UT:10, UToledo’s award-winning, weekly, 10-minute newscast. Do everything from writing stories and shooting video to anchoring and editing.
    • Play music, do play-by-play of sporting events or work in other capacities at UToledo’s WXUT-FM student radio station.
  4. Internships.
    Faculty has extensive ties to local media outlets and can assist students in finding journalism and broadcasting internships in Toledo and elsewhere.
  5. Experienced faculty.
    Learn from people who have worked professionally in the field.
  6. Connect with UToledo alumni and industry experts.
    Join a student chapter of one of UToledo’s media and communication organizations, such as 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.

Meet Tiara Medley

'22, Bachelor of Arts in Media Communication

"There are so many opportunities for us in our major here; I can film videos for ESPN, we have UT:10 and, of course, WXUT, our radio station."

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What jobs can I get with a Media communication degree?

Graduates with a degree in media communication may have careers in the following positions. 

  • Announcer/host
  • Broadcast technician
  • Digital producer
  • Editor/videographer
  • Media relations manager
  • Media programming and development
  • Motion graphics specialist
  • Multimedia Journalist
  • News producer
  • Online content editor
  • Photojournalist
  • Social media specialist
  • Studio technician
  • Television producer
  • Technical writer

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.


Finding an internship is easy thanks to UToledo’s robust community partnerships with companies and organizations around the region. Dive into unique opportunities that prepare you to launch your career.

Internships help you:

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

Internships often lead to full-time jobs after graduation!

Career Services can help you track down job opportunities. You also might be able to receive academic credit for your internship or job.


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