Communication Studies

Our Mission

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

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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

April 15, 2019

Comm Studies Class Hosts Food & Culture Conversation Day

Comm Studies Class Hosts Food & Culture Conversation Day

By Christina Ligi, News and Media Studies major, Class of 2019 This semester, students in the Intercultural Communication class hosted Food and Culture Conversations Day focused... Read More

December 14, 2018

Students Explore Complex Definitions of Family in Communication Studies Course

Students Explore Complex Definitions of Family in Communication Studies Course

As students head home for the holidays, they will likely be spending large amounts of quality time with their family. For five semesters now,... Read More

November 15, 2018

Communication Studies Professor Wins Early Career Award

Communication Studies Professor Wins Early Career Award

Dr. Qinghua “Candy” Yang, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies, received the 2018 Association of Chinese Communication Studies Early Career Award... Read More