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

November 19, 2020

Professor Offers Tips to Safely Enjoy the Holiday Season

Professor Offers Tips to Safely Enjoy the Holiday Season

The COVID-19 pandemic will likely alter many Americans’ plans for the holidays this year, causing some people to remain isolated when they are used... Read More

November 19, 2020

Class of 2020: Nick Noguez

Class of 2020: Nick Noguez

Hometown: Sachse, Texas My degree: Communication Studies My favorite class or professor in the Schieffer College: My favorite class was Communication Theory and was... Read More

October 2, 2020

Learning Through a Pandemic: A View Inside One Schieffer College Classroom

Learning Through a Pandemic: A View Inside One Schieffer College Classroom

After 10 years of teaching in the Schieffer College, instructor Carrie Moore says teaching her Advanced Public Speaking course this fall is like being... Read More