Student Opportunities and Services

Learning that extends beyond the classroom

Whether you want to develop your professional skills or become more involved in the department, our faculty support research, academic and professional opportunities that will strengthen your communication skills.

Student organizations

Promotes scholarship and leadership within the communication department

A professional organization that is committed to the discipline of public relations

Hosts a variety of pre-professional development and fun activities that offer hands-on training

Conferences and events

Many of our students submit and present papers at communication conferences. Undergraduate students have presented at the Oklahoma Sooners Communication Research Conference and DePauw University Undergraduate Research Conference. Graduate students have presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention and the Central States Communication Association.

Communication events also provide experiential learning for our students. 


Conference news


Event news


Service learning, professional experience and research opportunities

Through many of your communication courses, you'll work with nonprofit and community organizations to create applied communication projects. These service-learning experiences allow you to gain valuable professional experience, and the resulting projects make excellent additions to your portfolio. While many service-learning experiences are already integrated into coursework (particularly within the public relations curriculum), you can add a service-learning component to any class.

You are also encouraged to get involved with professional associations, which provide you with continuing education, professional development, networking and presentation opportunities.

In addition, you might consider completing an independent study project with a faculty member. These opportunities may include event planning and research projects, and course credit is often available.