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Dr. Anne Marie Todd, Department Chair

Chair's Welcome

We are proud to serve more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The department’s mission is to educate individuals in competent and ethical communication for meaningful participation in diverse local and global communities. Communication Studies students graduate prepared to contribute to the community in ethical, responsible, and productive ways. We are thrilled you are here! —Dr. Anne Marie Todd

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Advising

Whether you need to meet with an advisor, find paperwork and forms, or map out your COMM career, the advising page is the resource for you.

About Us

Learn about the history of the COMM Department, our mission, our faculty and staff, department achievements, research areas, and more.

Undergraduate

All things undergraduate related, including the B.A. of Communication Studies application process, program requirements, undergraduate advising and forms, courses, and more.

Graduate

All things graduate related, including the M.A. of Communication Studies application process, program requirements, graduate advising and forms, courses, and more.

Programs

The COMM department is proud to offer a variety of programs that cater to our undergraduate and graduate student needs, including the COMM Center, Forensics, the Internship Program, Study Abroad, Honors, and the Social Media Team.

Donate

Our department couldn't be as successful as it is without your support. We contribute to student success through various scholarships, programs, workshops, and more. Consider making a donation to the Communication Studies Fund to help promote and enhance scholarly success and achievement.

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Communication is at the heart of human existence.

In our department, we emphasize the power of communication to create and shape our social worlds. The department’s mission is to educate individuals in competent and ethical communication for meaningful participation in diverse local and global communities.

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Listen, Speak, Engage

Our motto is “Listen, Speak, and Engage!” This means that as a Communication Studies student, you will: Learn about theories of communication and apply them to everyday life; Conduct original research about human communication through multiple methods; Develop skills to ethically and effectively communicate in a variety of settings.