Department of Communication Studies

The study of communication is central to understanding and engaging with our globally networked world. The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Communication Studies offers six majors and six minors as entry points to studying communication and providing our students with a wealth of experiences inside and outside of the classroom to help them prepare for a career in a communication-related field.

We also offer a challening MA program with a number of emphases. You can find us in our state-of-the-art facilities in Lang Hall, one of the university's historically significant buildings.

Featured Stories

Hamzehee Named 2016 Outstanding New Forensics Coach
UNI Co-Director of Individual Events (Speech Team) Joshua Hamzehee will receive the 2016 AFA-NIET Outstanding New Forensics Coach Award. The award will be given at the national tournament in April 2016. The award recognizes "outstanding new forensics coaches...

Remembering John Burtis
Dr. John O. Burtis, University of Northern Iowa Communication Studies professor, passed away on Dec. 7, 2015 at Hospice Home in Waterloo with his wife Kris and other family members and close friends at his side. He was 60, and had been a professor at UNI...

PR Students are Runners-Up in National Video Contest
Three UNI Public Relations students won a trip to New York City for creating the runner-up video in the PR Council's third “Take Flight with PR” video contest. Brittany Lynn Holthaus, Tobias Henderson, and Kathryn Storey created a short video titled...