As a student in the Department of Communication Studies, you'll learn from faculty who are scholars committed to taking their work outside the classroom and engaging with their communities. In our program, you can pursue a BA or minor in communication studies covering the breadth of the communication discipline, including family, interpersonal, cultural, rhetorical, organizational and health contexts.
You'll not only participate in courses focused on contemporary issues in these varied contexts, but you'll also have opportunities to conduct research with faculty, building the research and communication skills you'll need for graduate programs or your career in the field.
We explore issues in communication studies ranging from post-9/11 racial formations in the United States to privacy in family relationships to arts-based approaches to grief and loss. We study power and practice in family relationships, community collaboration, how economic contexts shape rhetoric studies, and many other issues.
We bring all of these active research interests to the classroom, creating opportunities for students to engage with current debates in communication and collaborate with us on research projects.Meet Our Faculty