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 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.

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Graduate Outcomes

Katie Kuckelheim ’19

After graduating, Katie is working as a marketing coordinator for Findaway in Solon, Ohio. While at OWU, Katie participated in a Travel-Learning Course, had an internship at Digital C, and presented research at the Student Symposium.

Department Contact Info


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Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 740-368-3650
F 740-368-2873

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Acting Chair: Zack Long
Associate Professor of English
Sturges Hall 211

Academic Assistant: Kandi Akers
Phillips Hall 52