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 challenging 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

UNI students lead IowaWatch investigative story on speech on college campuses
Nicholas Fisher (English major and executive editor of the Northern Iowan) and Clinton Olsasky (Interactive Digital Studies and Journalism major and Northern Iowan news editor) are the lead authors on an investigative story on speech on college campuses in...

Communication Studies Students and Alumni Win Several IBNA Awards
Two groups of UNI students and several UNI alumi won awards at the Iowa Broadcast News Association (IBNA) convention on April 24 in Waterloo. A UNI-TV news broadcast class led by Dr. Joyce Chen and Dr. Anelia Dimitrova won Best Newscast - 3rd Place, 2015 from...

UNI Forensics: Speech and Debate Teams Finish Successful Seasons
The Forensics squads in Debate and Speech have wrapped up very successful 2015-2016 seasons for the University of Northern Iowa. UNI Debate Congratulations to Abbie Shew for being named a 2016 CEDA All American, and Megan Mapes for being named North Central...