Studying and practicing communication holds tremendous value. Communication stands as a cornerstone of our experience and is central to our lives as friends, family members, workers, and citizens. Working across media and visual culture, relational and organizational communication, and rhetoric and civic engagement, our majors are prepared for personal and public success.

  • Our students cultivate skills that employers across many professions value.  In fact, communication skills populate many of the top 10 skills that employers seek: the ability to work in a team, the ability to communicate verbally with people inside and outside an organization, the ability to plan, organize and prioritize work, and the ability to create and/or edit written reports.
  • Our alumni have pursued an impressive range of careers in law, public affairs, marketing, real estate, higher education and academia, business development, human resources, corporate and nonprofit communications, public health, community development, video editing, journalism – and that’s just the beginning.
  • Our teachers are amazing! Department of Communication Studies faculty care deeply about students and passionately foster critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity. Our faculty consistently win university teaching awards and are recognized as national and international experts for their excellent scholarship and service. Tenured and tenure track faculty teach and mentor graduate and undergraduate students while our specialty faculty teach undergraduate students. Get to know our faculty here.