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Why Communication Studies? The Department of Communication Studies is a national leader in the study of public culture, political rhetoric, and civic debate. Our faculty offer classes that develop highly sought-after skills such as public speaking, critical thinking, and research expertise. The undergraduate curriculum focuses on various facets of public life including political campaigns, legal rhetoric, social media, health communication, and more.


active student debaters


skill most desired by employers


Founder's Medals awarded since 1876