Public Communication & Leadership

Our students are preparing to be the world’s next change makers. Learning alongside and in dialogue with thought-leaders who publish books and broadcast podcasts, our students have hard conversations while respecting one another. Develop your own effective leadership style based on strength of character and intentional communication.

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  • 100% Grad & law school acceptance rate since 2016
  • 28 Religious, Social & Political chapel debates in an academic year
  • 8 Professional internships since 2016
  • 1 Podcast studio

Career Paths

What does your future in Public Communications & Leadership look like?

State Government

Median salary $92,050

Nonprofit Organizations: 18% job growth

Median salary $65,320

Administrative Services Manager

Median salary $96,180

Law School - Lawyer: 8% job growth

Median Salary $120,910

*according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

OC stu­dents invest in their future with intern­ships to gain expe­ri­ence, net­work with­in indus­tries, build resumes and learn valu­able pro­fes­sion­al skills.

Com­mu­ni­ca­tion & Lead­er­ship Internships

Communication and Leadership majors have recently interned with:

  • U.S. Senator James Lankford
  • Oklahoma Governor’s Office
  • Oklahoma Dental Foundation
  • Edmond Chamber of Commerce
  • The Legislative Journal Record
  • Oklahoma State Representatives (2)
  • Basinger-Leggett Law Firm
  • Arvest Bank
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Faculty Feature

Communication is a valuable skill for life. It matters. It's the most important skill employers want. But, it's not just about having a job, it's about having a life. Students can apply what they learn in our conflict resolution class each day.

Brian Simmons / Chair of the Department of Communication
Brian Simmons with Student