Need Advising

Are you an undergraduate looking for advising in the department?  Please see Mr. Kent Filbel

Are you a graduate student needing advising?  Please see Dr. Tracy Stephenson Shaffer


LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences Announces Largest Endowed Chair in University History

Dr. Tracy Stephenson Shaffer’s performance criticism is featured in this month’s Communication Currents. 

Dr. Bryan McCann gives his expert analysis in response to recent crimes.

Welcome to the Department of Communication Studies

We offer B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. At the undergraduate level, we feature six pathways to success:   Public Discourse, Art and Culture, Professional Communication, Communication in Human Relationships, Visual and Mediated Communication, and “Create your Own.” Graduates find employment in fields such as communication coordination (e.g., social media, community outreach, employee relations), event planning, speechwriting, sales, and media design, production, and relations.  At the graduate level, students emphasize interpersonal communication, performance studies, or rhetoric.  As one of the oldest communication departments in the nation, we strive to advance knowledge and provide service to our discipline and community. Our culture is innovative, stimulating, friendly, and humane. The faculty are committed to employing a wide spectrum of perspectives that serve to inform and thereby improve habits and practices of communication so as to enable the advancement of culture. 


Next in the HopKins Black Box


Wed., Oct. 26 - Sat., Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Sun., Oct. 30 at 2:30 p.m.