Communication is a liberal arts major designed to engage students in creating a voice for influencing our social world. The program is student-centered with small class sizes and active interaction between students and professors. The Communication Program offers a range of courses emphasizing the combination of theory and practice to help students cultivate knowledge and hands-on experience that will assist them in a range of professional endeavors.
The career opportunities for communication graduates are impressive. Our students find employment in areas such as television broadcasting, radio production and broadcasting, public relations, advertising, nonprofit management, social media marketing, event planning, speech writing, governmental relations, and employment services.
The Communication program has a number of student organizations to enhance the educational experience, such as the student radio station WXOU, student newspaper The Oakland Post, OUTV and the Student Video Club, and the Association for Women in Communication at OU. Student organizations provide hands-on experience in relevant professional arenas and give students the opportunity to gain valuable leadership experience. Involvement in student organizations often opens the door to high-quality internships, which can lead to jobs. Internships are highly encouraged for gaining valuable career-related experience.