Department of Communication Studies

Welcome to Communication Studies!

The Department of Communication Studies is diverse and dynamic, and you can find us in our state-of-the-art facilities in Lang Hall.

We are dedicated to providing our students with a variety of experiences inside and outside of the classroom that will help them prepare for a career in a communication-related field.

Our mission is:

  • to assist students in becoming informed, responsible, creative, and critical communicators
  • to enhance student knowledge of, and skill in, the construction, interpretation, and distribution of communication in diverse cultural and global communities
  • to promote theoretical understanding and professional/personal practice of effective and ethical human communication between and within a broad range of contexts and communities.
Featured Stories

'Singing lecture' will explore folk songs and the labor movement
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Corey Dolgon, sociology professor at Stonehill College in Massachusetts, will use words and music to explore the role that folk songs play in the U.S. labor movement at his "singing lecture" at 7:30 p.m., Monday, April 21, in the...

Electronic Media Leadership Students in Las Vegas for NAB Show
It's all on Twitter. Follow them at Twitter@UNIMediaLeader and the hashtags #PanthersAtNAB and #MediaLeadership, April 6-9. People can check their pre-Show blog posts at

Electronic Media Students and IDS Program Win Cedar Valley-AAF Awards
Three Electronic Media Students and the Interactive Digital Studies program won ADDY awards at the 2014 American Advertising Federation - Cedar Valley regional awards competition in February at the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Olivia Hottle won a student...