About the Department
The UNI Department of Communication Studies is 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.
The department faculty consists of 30 full-time faculty, plus adjuncts and graduate teaching assistants, serving over 700 undergraduate major and minor students, and about 35 graduate students.
Undergraduate academic programs specialize in the following areas:
Co-curricular programs are available in all major areas.
Graduate academic programs specialize in the following areas:
- General Communication
- Communication Education
- Mass Communication
- Organizational Communication
- Performance Studies
- Public Relations
If you have any questions or need additional information, please don't hesitate to contact us.