Communication Studies

Office: Sturm Hall, Room 200
Mail Code: 2000 E. Asbury Ave. Denver, CO 80208
Phone: 303-871-2385
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The Department of Communication Studies calls students to engage communication meaningfully, creatively, ethically, and with intellectual curiosity, in order to enhance their personal and public lives, as well as contribute to a sustainable common good.  

A major or minor in Communication Studies prepares students with the communication knowledge and skills necessary to navigate their relationships and communities, as well as careers in a multitude of contexts, such as advocacy, business, education, and healthcareThrough coursework and collaboration with faculty, peers, and the communities around them, students learn to find their voice, take risks, express their convictions, become transformational leaders, deliberate, and contribute to a more socially just, inclusive, and equitable worldWe invite students to explore and re-examine accepted truths about communication in private contexts, as well as from local to international settings. Students gain insight into communication theories and contexts, as well as learn to conduct research using diverse methods of inquiry in order to ask and answer important and innovative questions. As means toward individual, relational, and community well-being, students apply and critically reflect on communication skills, such as advocacy, conflict, debate, dialogue, leadership, persuasion, empathy, and compassion.