Communication Studies

Our Mission

To educate students to think and communicate in ethical and effective ways that will enrich their personal and professional lives.

Alumna Janella Combs Kamai ('00)

From Communication Studies to Alaska’s Courtrooms

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As a communication studies major, you will understand the intricacies of interpersonal and public communication processes needed for a variety of careers, as well as further professional or academic study.

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Dr. Melissa Schroeder, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Melissa Schroeder specializes in strategic interpersonal communication. Her most recent course offerings focus on applying communication research and theory to mediator training as well as preparing students to transition from academic settings to business and professional employment.

Recent News

February 22, 2017

Gorvetzian Family Fund in Communication Studies

This year, the Bob Schieffer College of Communication proudly presents the Gorvetzian Family Fund in Communication Studies. The keynote speaker will be Elizabeth Jenswold, Vice President... Read More

October 13, 2016

New Article by Dr. Ledbetter and Shawn Redd

Dr. Andrew Ledbetter and 2012 Master of Science graduate, Shawn Redd, of the Communications Studies department have a article in the latest issue of the... Read More

March 22, 2016

Honors Student Wins Battle of the Flowers

Last month John Biebighauser and Stephanie Milligan competed in the Battle of the Flowers Oratorical Contest. First prize included a cash prize and a ride... Read More