SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION

As Northeast Ohio’s only comprehensive communication program, we teach students the full range of communication skills necessary for successful leaders — today and tomorrow.

Our undergraduate degrees

A Media Studies class at The University of Akron

Media Studies

Study the media industry from every angle, including audio and video production.

Media Studies

A Public Relations student at The University of Akron

Public Relations

Help businesses and nonprofits strengthen relationships through two-way communication.

Public Relations

A Strategic and Organizational Communication class at The University of Akron

Strategic and Organizational Communication

Learn to construct, evaluate and effectively communicate messages in a range of contexts.

Strategic Communication

Master's program:

Certificates:

FEATURED

Speech and Debate Team triumphs for third straight year

Our Speech and Debate Team, open to all, is a great way to build critical thinking, writing and speaking skills. Our team has won the Ohio Forensic Association State Championship Tournament in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Full story.

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What makes us exceptional

Two students at a news desk at the student-run ZTV at The University of Akron

ZTV, our student-run TV station

Write, shoot and produce original programs, learning from the best. ZTV has won five regional Emmys for its excellence.

ZTV

A Public Relations student at The University of Akron

WZIP, our student-run radio station

Gain valuable experience with WZIP, one of the most popular college-based, student-run radio stations.

WZIP

A Strategic and Organizational Communication class at The University of Akron

Clubs and organizations

Build your resume and skills by joining one of our many clubs or student organizations.

Clubs and organizations

INTERNSHIP = CAREER ADVANTAGE

A School of Communication intern on location in the city of Akron.

We offer internships in 10+ areas

We're big on internships and out-of-classroom learning. Internships let you apply in the workplace what you have learned in the classroom. You will build a portfolio, a professional network and a real-world understanding of communication.

When you complete your internship, you'll be a step ahead of the pack and more likely to draw a higher salary in your first job.

Learn about internships