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.