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Communication Studies

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Department of Communication Studies

Learn how to better enrich your life by discovering the active ways we engage with our world through communication.

Introducing the Department of Communication Studies!

What was once the Department of Human Communication Studies is now the Department of Communication Studies. Our exciting and innovative curriculum is centered around three different areas of focus:

  • Family and interpersonal communication
  • Culture and communication
  • Rhetoric and ethics

We offer BA, MA and PhD degrees in communication studies. Courses are taught by faculty who are currently doing research in communication studies using qualitative, quantitative and critical approaches.

Our students are given the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills that prepare them to successfully act as ethical, informed and engaged citizens in a world that is becoming increasingly informed by transnationalism and globalization. Throughout their studies at the University of Denver, we foster our students by providing them with opportunities for engagement with the community. For example, our department frequently hosts visiting scholars and provides opportunities for internships.

Whether pursuing a career or postgraduate education, the Department of Communication Studies offers excellent preparation for students, knowing that wherever our graduates end up, communication is an essential and indispensable skill.