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

3 Digital Media Students to Film Documentary at Standing Rock
Digital Media students Roberto Estrella, Kevin Thorn, and Drew Hays traveled last Saturday, Dec. 3, to the Standing Rock Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota to work on a documentary. Indigenous and non-native people have protested the Dakota Access...

Bill Henderson Memorial Video
A celebration of Bill Henderson's life was held at UNI on Oct. 23, 2016 (Bill’s birthday).   Dr. Bill Henderson, University of Northern Iowa Communication Studies emeritus faculty member, passed away on October 1, 2016, at around 1:15 a.m., at the Cedar...

CEO and Founder of Happy Medium to Present at UNI
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — On Tuesday Nov. 1, the CEO and Founder of Happy Medium, Katie Patterson, will present at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI). The “Finding My Happy Medium: From UNI to the Inc. 5000 List” event is presented by the UNI Public Relations...