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Department of Communication’s Chair and Faculty Call for BOT Action on the Nikole Hannah-Jones Tenure Case

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Department of Communication Awards 2021

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Graduation 2021!

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COVID-19 Student Resources

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2020 PhD Graduate Awarded ACLS Fellowship

Elizabeth Melton was recently awarded a fellowship through the American Council of Learned Societies! Per their website, “The Leading Edge Fellowship program aims to demonstrate the potential of people with advanced degrees in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to … Continued

Statement in Solidarity with Asian and Asian-American Communities

The Department of Communication joins the many voices expressing horror and outrage at the murders of eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, in Atlanta on March 16, 2021. As a department committed to social justice and equity, … Continued



The Department of Communication offers a Ph.D. degree that is inquiry-based, offering students the opportunity to build unique programs of study around their respective research interests.

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The Department of Communication offers a B.A. degree that focuses on how we engage, create, and critique communication to advance the public good.

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Spaces  Areas of Study


Interpersonal & Organizational Communication

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Media & Technology Studies and Production

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Performance Studies

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Rhetorical Studies

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Specialized Concentration in Communication

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Major in Cultural Studies

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New Media Track

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Writing for the Screen and Stage Minor

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