Careers in communication span across fields such as web and digital media, public relations, advocacy, social media, organizational communications, and advertising. OWU's program combines strategic theory and practical experience.

About the Major

OWU's new Communication major blends the intellectual breadth of a liberal arts education with a deep understanding of communication strategy and experience in digital media production. With classes in areas such as digital media skills, persuasive communication, and inter-cultural communication, you learn to write and speak with clarity and use communication technology effectively.

All Communication majors gain real experience through an internship, and you complete an in-depth capstone project, mentored by a faculty member.

Communication majors pursue one of three concentrations:

  • Media Production Studies: Focusing on digital media, video, film, photography, and persuasive communication.
  • Organizational, Interpersonal, and Group Communication: Focusing on areas such as conflict resolution, inter-cultural communication, and speech communication.
  • Strategic Corporate Communication: Covering areas such as digital marketing and advertising, public relations, health communication, and political communication.


Graduate Outcomes

Jeffrey Davis '81

A national leader in social media marketing, Jeffrey Davis is managing director at Van Eperen, a communications agency in Baltimore, MD. He won the 2016 national Silver Anvil award from PRSA for a public relations and social media program promoting the value of liberal arts.

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An Inspiring Alumnus

Byron Pitts ’82 to Receive 2017 Horatio Alger Award “Nightline” co-anchor and “ABC News” chief national correspondent Byron Pitts, a 1982 Ohio Wesleyan…

Department Contact Info


Dale Swartzentruber
University Hall #104
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3811