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

Professor Melissa Beall Wins Prestigious Donald H. Ecroyd Award from the National Communication Association
Melissa Beall, Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Northern Iowa, recently received the National Communication Association’s 2016 Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education. "I am truly...

UNI Alumnus Mike Pasley to Speak about Succeeding in the Entertainment Industry
UNI Alumnus Mike Pasley (2005) returns to UNI September 26 and 27 to talk about how to succeed in the entertainment industry. Pasley is creative director of Digital Twigs, a Los Angeles-based animation studio.  Pasley will give a talk at 8 p.m., Monday,...

Harken Spends Week in USMC Key Leaders Workshop
Communication Studies instructor and Internship Director Nichole Harken spent a week this summer in Quantico, Virginia at the Marine Corps Officer Camp.  She was one of only 100 educators from around the nation invited to attend the USMC 'Key...