The Department of Communication strives to do the following:
Our degree programs combine theory and practical application in the areas of organizational, interpersonal, and public communication, rhetorical studies, and public relations.
Students select from a progressive and robust curriculum that meets their individual educational needs and career goals.
Students enhance their studies by participating in internships with for-profit and non-profit organizations in the community and inside and outside of the state.
Students participate in service-learning projects, developing crisis communication plans and public relations campaigns for different groups.
Our graduates are employed by organizations around the world, working as communication specialists, public relations professionals, and educators. Other graduates work for government and civic-related organizations, and some own and operate their own businesses.
The department is home to the Mu Theta Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta national communication honors society, twice recognized as national chapter-of-the-year.
The department has an active chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. The chapter often hosts professional workshops as well as a speaker series featuring prominent PR professionals.
The department houses the UCA Forensics team, which has scholarships available for students majoring or minoring in Communication or Public Relations. Look for the application on the UCA Department of Communication web page, or contact the chair of the department for additional information.