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Communications Major Announced as New UU Academic Offering

Urbana, OH (February 28, 2019)

Beginning this fall, Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, will offer a Communications major as a new area of study. 


Through the Communications degree program, graduates will be prepared to inspire, lead and deliver integrated communication plans, strategies and tactics in our rapid and ever-changing digital world. Coursework engages students in real-world professional practices such as communications planning, audience research and message development. Students also learn how to reach and inspire others to action, collaborate in work groups and create digital communications for our digital, multi-screen world.


Upon completion of the program, graduates will have developed the skills to apply ethical reasoning to professional communications, explain communication processes and the dynamics of leadership and groups, apply the forms of effective communications, analyze human behavior in an organizational culture, and research communication audiences and media effects.


Graduates of the communications program will be prepared to take advantage of a career in an industry expected to increase by 11% between 2017 and 2027. (Source information provided by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). With such a high rate of expected growth, students graduating with a degree in communications have endless career possibilities, including as a communication consultant, community relations specialist, copywriter, corporate communications manager, interactive communications manager, public relations specialist, recruiter, technical communicator, web content developer and more.


For more information about the Communications program, visit:

About Urbana University - A Branch Campus of Franklin University

Urbana University, a branch campus of Franklin University, prepares students for successful and professional careers within a caring and supportive environment. Regionally well known for education and teacher preparation programs, Urbana was founded in 1850 and acquired by Franklin in 2014. Urbana’s 128-acre, residential campus nestled in heart of Ohio provides a background for students actively engaged in campus activities through 20 student-led academic, professional, performing arts, social and service organizations. Blue Knights athletics includes 17 NCAA Division II sports and three intercollegiate club sports. Urbana University is a division of Franklin University, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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