Media Communication


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Department Head: Susan Simkowski
Advising Coordinator: Amber Bergthold
Phone: 479-788-7574


Undergraduate Catalog


Degree Plans:


Major and Minor

The need for communications majors has increased because our world is more connected than ever, making communications skills vital for businesses.
The Bachelor of Arts in Media Communication emphasizes new media writing, media production, convergence journalism, and digital literacy. Focused on writing, research, presentation, and new media skills, students gain workforce readiness skills common to mass communications, communication studies, rhetoric, and new journalism. 
The minor in media communication is a structured selection of courses by which a student can enrich his or her academic preparation by offering students a way to enhance valuable communication skills. The minor complements a major by broadening the student’s academic experience.


What can you do with a degree in Media Communication?

  • Web Content Writer
  • Public Affairs    
  • Video Game Writing
  • Social Media Analyst
  • Editor
  • Scriptwriter    
  • Intercultural Consultant
  • Sales / Management
  • Copywriter    
  • Digital media specialist
  • Radio Journalist
  • Camera Operator    
  • Market Research    
  • Community Outreach
  • Anchorperson    
  • Public Relations
  • Videographer
  • Journalist


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Why should you choose to major in Media Communication?

  • Dedicated, highly qualified faculty
  • Small classroom size
  • Learn about guerrilla journalism
  • Obtain valuable internships
  • Hands on experience in media production
  • Publication opportunities with student media
  • Internet radio station
  • Work on student projects using Adobe Creative Suite
The College of Communication, Languages, Arts, and Social Sciences is dedicated to the ideals of effective communication through the study of language, literature, speech, rhetoric and writing. By emphasizing critical thinking and problem-solving skills, students obtaining their degree will develop a broad understanding of the world in which they live and will demonstrate effective interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication skills.


Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Media Communication majors excel at research and productions.
Students have presented original research at:
In addition, our students have received 1st place awards from the South Central Broadcasting Society in the Video PSA and Video Promo categories. Media Communication majors are also active with the local chapter of the National Broadcasting Society, a student-run Media Group club, and the student-run online newspaper The Lions’ Chronicle.


Academic Clubs and Organizations

  • Speak Up-intramural speech contest
  • Lions Chronicle (online publication)
  • Media Group
  • National Broadcasting Society



Social media, print, television, athletics, public relations and radio production are a few of the internship opportunities our students have had. All Media Communication majors and minors with 60 credit hours and a GPA of 2.25 with instructor consent are strongly encouraged to apply for a Media Communication Internship.
Media Communication students have interned at:
  • Times Record
  • UAFS Marketing and Communications Office
  • UAFS Alumni Office


Graduates are employed with:

  • Crawford Co. Sheriff's Office
  • Community Bible
  • UAFS
  • First National Bank Fort Smith