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

Documentary filmmaker Lucy Walker to visit the University of Northern Iowa, September 22 and 23
Documentary filmmaker and two-time Academy Award nominee Lucy Walker will visit the University of Northern Iowa September 22 and 23 to screen four of her works. Walker will screen and discuss the following films, all in Lang Hall Auditorium: Monday, Sept. 22...

UNI to Host Scriptwriting and Film Competition
Your script. A ten-minute film. One of the top film directors in Hungary. Only at UNI.  If you have a story inside you but have never quite had the skillset or the opportunity to produce a film, here is your chance.  This competition is open to ALL...

Electronic Media Students Receive IBA Scholarships
UNI Electronic Media majors Tanner Heinrichs and Jason Vizzini each received competitively awarded 2014-15 Electronic Media scholarships from the Iowa Broadcasters Association. The awards were made at the 64th Annual IBA Summer Convention, at the West Des...