The bachelor's degree program in the J. Warren McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems is the first and only of its kind in the state and the second in the nation. It received the 2010 Program of Excellence Award from the International Telecommunications Education and Research Association (ITERA).The school's Master of Communication Technology and Policy Graduate Program won the award in 2007.
The Institute for International Journalism hosts internationally known speakers and oversees foreign correspondence internships with the Associated Press in Rome, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Caracas and Jerusalem.
The Forensics Team affiliated with the School of Communication Studies has won three team championships and 16 top-ten finishes in National Forensics Association tournaments.
Support from the Scripps Howard Foundation creates exclusive opportunities in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, including internships with the Scripps Howard News Bureau in Washington, D.C.
The School of Media Arts and Studies offers one of the nation's first Social Media Certificate programs. Students study different social networks and how those specific networks operate, learn to understand the business side of social media including principles, practices and analysis, and explore topics such as information sharing, entertainment values, organizational behavior and marketing practices.
A student from the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University has won the College Photographer of the Year competition six out of the past eight years. The competition is the oldest student photography competition and includes entries from all over the world.