Communication Studies

Communication Program Mission

The Communication Studies program is committed to providing our students with the skills they need to create and assess verbal, written, and visual messages appropriate to their audience, goals, and context, to demonstrate the ability to effectively interact with others in both leading and supporting roles, and to understand, apply, and champion ethical communication principles and practices.

Strategic Communication Track
Strengthen and grow your skills in research, writing, speaking, and strategic planning through theory and practical projects as you prepare for one of the many career paths possible in communication.
Seniors Ivan Bustillo, Daniel Valencia, and Chloe Welsh staged a TEDX event as their ambitious senior project. From guided meditation to uninhibited dance, archeology to publishing, there was a topic to inspire every audience member.

Film Studies Track
Explore various critical, historical, and theoretical approaches to the medium in pursuit of becoming a discerning scholar, consumer, and producer of movies that matter.
Sheryl Cambronero and Bere Osorio wrote and directed the Spanish soap opera, Las Flores de Spandra after winning the Bentonville Film Festival’s Movie Pitch Contest.

RTV Track
Prepare for a career in radio, television, movie-making, or general video production with strong theory and hands-on learning and doing from day one-that’s the University of the Ozarks RTV student experience.
David Estrada accepted an internship as an assistant producer with Telemundo Broadcasting, Washington D.C. In this capacity, he was able to see how the news cycle works from a different perspective.


President Dunsworth named to APCU board

University of the Ozarks President Richard Dunsworth, J.D., has been elected to the board of directors for the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU).

University awards 87 degrees to Class of 2017

University of the Ozarks awarded 87 bachelor’s degrees to graduating seniors during its 183rd Commencement ceremony, held May 13, on the campus mall.

Rotaract mission trip embodies University values

One of the core values of University of the Ozarks is “the service of all of creation,” and that driving principle was on full display during a recent mission trip to El Salvador by the student organization Rotaract.

Because if we the storytellers don’t do this, then the bad people will win.

Christiane Amanpour