Communication Department


You talk, you listen, you watch TV, you follow politics, you persuade people around you. 

Communication draws upon the arts, social and natural sciences, and professional fields; and our faculty have the interdisciplinary backgrounds to match. You’ll explore a wide range of areas, including rhetoric, new media and digital culture, visual studies, ethics, cultural studies, and all types of communication, from interpersonal to intercultural. Most students focus on either Media Studies, Rhetoric and Culture, or Public Communication, but many choose to merge aspects of multiple areas in their studies.

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Communication Scholarships

In addition to need- and merit-based scholarships, first-year Communication majors are eligible for the Communication Department Scholarship, totaling $13,000 per year.

Contact Us

Dr. Samantha Joyce, Department Chair

Lori Erokan, Administrative Assistant

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+1 MA in Communication

Discover our one-of-a-kind master’s program. Adding only one extra year to an undergraduate track, this degree prepares students to succeed in an increasingly diverse, globalized, and data-driven world.

Clubs and Activities

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Find out about all the Communication Department opportunities, including KSMC-FM, the Collegian newspaper, and the student Communication Club.

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