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Communication students explore human communication while synthesizing large amounts of complex information. Students can take classes in advertising, organizational communication, journalism, public relations, telecommunications and film.

Communication Arts

The Department of Communication

Mixing academic theory with project-oriented/skill building classroom assignments and hands-on experience, our graduates enter the professional world prepared to affect change and build successful careers in communication. We focus on fostering students' intellect and creativity in a relaxed, personal atmosphere that emphasizes quality work and high standards in the development of your professional communication skills. We supplement the academic work with real-world lessons to help you become productive and involved citizens in our society. The Department of Communication’s curriculum reflects the integrated nature of the modern communication workplace. 

The Department of Communication develops professionals who will engage in public and personal communication challenges with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. The department conducts scholarship and co-curricular experiences that advance communication theory and scholarly insight, and it shares the results with students, the academic community and related professions. 


Our Bachelor of Arts degree features five areas of specialization including advertising, communication, journalism, public relations and telecommunications.

Our Master of Arts degree in Strategic Communication and Leadership provides in-depth study on how to make decisions, build strategies, design innovative messages, and change beliefs, attitudes and behaviors. We also offer a graduate certificate in Health Communication Leadership.

Possible Career Opportunities  

  • Social media 
  • Crisis communication specialist
  • Advertiser
  • Writer
  • Media production 

Explore our site, connect with our faculty, talk to our students, visit us. We welcome your interest. 


Hong Potomski

Hong Potomski - MBA and MA in Healthcare Leadership

In the face of unimaginable adversity, one family’s focus to escape war and embrace uncertainty is all that stands in the way of creating a better life half a world away. Inspired by her parents’ determination, grit and sacrifice, Hong navigates her own journey—as a first-generation college graduate—armed and ready to take on some of the biggest challenges facing healthcare—and her community.

Hong's Full Impact Story

Featured Programs

Follow the links to learn more about programs offered by the UWF Department of Communication.

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MA, Strategic Communication and Leadership

Inquire about the MA in Strategic Communication and Leadership.

Graduate Program


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The Voyager

The Voyager is a student-led newspaper maintained by the Department of Communication.

The Voyager

Communication at UWF on the Emerald Coast

A Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Minor in Communication may be fully obtained at UWF on the Emerald Coast in Fort Walton Beach.

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