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The Communication program at Capital explores all aspects of communication. We learn how culture and gender influence the ways we interact. Classroom learning and research focus on the key roles that communication plays in good business, persuasion, and public interaction. Many of our graduates use their communication degree to practice in the field, and others use their communication degree to prepare for advanced studies, including law school, graduate, and other professional programs.

Program Concentrations

  • Communication Studies
  • Organizational Communication
  • Strategic Influence and Civic Leadership
  • Theatre Studies
  • Communication with Education Licensure

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Helping people and organizations to communicate with impact.

Communication is central to everything we do – how we live, interact with others, and do our best work.


Strong communication skills are essential and critical for a full range of careers and organizational settings. At Capital, our curriculum is based on three principles we call “The Three A’s”: Analysis, Application, and Artistry. These principles guide our curriculum, activities, and projects. Analysis is our ability to communicate across a variety of contexts: interpersonal, public, small group, mass mediated, and intercultural. Application is our ability to grow our communication skills so that we are successful in whatever career we choose to pursue. Artistry refers to the nature of communication, which at its core, is a performance. You’ll gain a keen understanding of how your performance choices impact how others respond to your messages.

What can you do with a degree in this academic area?

  • Annual Giving Associate
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Legislative Aide
  • Communications Manager
  • Loyalty and Retention Specialist
  • Communications Specialist

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Of Grads are Employed or in Grad School Within 6 Months of Graduation

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Experiential Learning

We’re big advocates of learning-by-doing. Our curriculum includes several pre-professional activities that give you multiple ways to get involved – on campus and off campus – to prepare you for careers and graduate study. Academic credit can also be earned by participating in any of the following:

  • Intercollegiate Debate
  • Community Outreach
  • MOrE – Masquers Outreach Ensemble
  • Petit Jean Performance Festival
  • Fat Tuesday Debutantes Improvisational Comedy Group
  • University Theatre
  • Impromptu Speaking and Interview Skills
  • Individual research
Program Philosophy

At Capital, we recognize the “portability” of a communication degree. No matter what career path you take, in our program your coursework, projects, and learning experiences will give you the skills you need to be a valued team member, a leader, and a marketable professional throughout your career. And unlike larger programs, Capital assigns each student to an academic advisor who is also a faculty member in your area of study. This advisor will be your mentor and resource for the full duration of your study at Capital.

Practice and Placement

Our faculty employ high impact teaching techniques and a curriculum that is continuously evolving to reflect the trends and technology that impact the communication profession. Our students work closely with our Career Center staff through participation in the professional development seminar and other job-seeking activities like resume writing and internship networking. Students are encouraged to take part in internships over the course of their college career. Our recent undergraduates have interned with: NBC4-TV, Mills James Productions, Eddie Bauer, Ohio Health, The State of Ohio, the Ohio Office of Tourism, and many more. Our graduates have found positions at Nationwide, The Kroger Companies, Walt Disney, Fahlgren-Mortine Public Relations, ESPN, Chase Manhattan Bank, AT&T, among others.

Sample Classes

  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Introduction to Film
  • Communication and Culture
  • Public Deliberation
  • Advanced Public Speaking
  • Strategic Influence in Human Communication
  • Performance Studies
“Capital provided an intimate classroom experience. I loved that the professors knew me by name and that I wasn’t just another number. My professors became my mentors and they provided me with opportunities to expand my learning. Columbus offers more opportunities than I could have imagined! No thinking is too grand for Columbus.”

-Katherine McCabe, Communication, Class of 2015

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