Department of Communication

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Department of Communication faculty maintain high standards in teaching, research, and service. Department of Communication faculty members are productive scholars in the discipline, staying abreast of technological and theoretical developments. These advancements are brought into the classroom to foster students’ ability to communicate competently using traditional and mediated channels. Students are introduced to the most recent and relevant communication theory, research, and technological skills through practical activities in mediated, interpersonal, public, and professional contexts that serve students’ long-term goals, promote the university, and serve the larger Youngstown community. 

Career Opportunities

Communication is all about learning how to communicate information effectively. Strong communication skills are essential in all industries and are invaluable in helping organizations succeed. The Department of Communications prepares students careers in broadcasting, public speaking, media relations, social media, scriptwriting, journalism and telecommunications.

Student Experiences

Department of Communication students find many outlets to build on the skills they learn in and out of the classroom. For example, Lambda Pi Eta, a communication honorary society, recognizes our outstanding students and provides opportunities for greater involvement and leadership within the field of communication. Opportunities for active involvement in media production and programming exist with YSU Athletics (NCAA D1 sports productions), Penguin Rundown (weekly sports web show), The Jambar (YSU's student newspaper), Light the Wick (arts-based web show), Rookery Radio (YSU’s first-ever, internet-only, student-run radio station), and starting in the Fall 2019, Jambar TV.

Dr. Amy Crawford, Chair
The Department of Communication



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