Overview

According to LinkedIn Learning (2020), communication is the #1 in-demand skill in today’s job market. Organizations seek communication experts because they can make a critical difference in their workplaces' effectiveness and ability to connect with their communities. Speaking, listening and writing serve as conduits for idea generation, relationship building, advocacy and persuasion. A communication degree is valuable, flexible and offers several career possibilities.

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Student in Communication Studies giving a presentation in class

In the Communication Studies Department:

  • Our faculty are contemporary scholars and practitioners of communication. We are committed to collaborating with students in both research and applied projects.
  • We offer internship opportunities with local, regional and national organizations that equip students with hands-on skills and understanding of industry trends.
  • Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree may enroll in nine credit hours that count toward both a B.A. in Communication and our M.A. in Strategic Communication and Leadership.
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Students in Communication Studies class

Student Organizations

Contact Information

Communication Studies Department
204 Center for the Arts
commstudies@ashland.edu
419-289-5100

Deleasa Randall-Griffiths, Ph.D.
Chair and Director of the Online Undergraduate Communication Studies Program
Professor of Communication Studies
329 Center for the Arts
drandall@ashland.edu
419-289-5143