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.



The University of the Ozarks’ Board of Trustees presented its annual faculty and staff awards … Continue Reading


University of the Ozarks senior Ivan Bustillo’s final semester has been quite memorable. The radio-television-video … Continue Reading

Communication students bringing TEDx to campus March 31

TEDx is coming to University of the Ozarks thanks to the efforts and ingenuity of three senior communication majors.

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

Christiane Amanpour