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, 2022

Alumnus Shares How a Communication Studies Degree Benefits His Career

Alumnus Shares How a Communication Studies Degree Benefits His Career

The Department of Communication Studies celebrated its Gorvetzian Family Speaker Series with alumnus Clint Sanders ’07. A generous gift from Ken and Lori Gorvetzian... Read More

March 9, 2022

Gorvetzian Family Speaker Series Scheduled for March 15

Gorvetzian Family Speaker Series Scheduled for March 15

The Department of Communication Studies welcomes Clint Sanders ’07 as the guest for the 2022 Gorvetzian Family Speaker Series for Communication Studies. Sanders was... Read More

February 18, 2022

Seniors to Compete in Oratorical Contest of the Battle of Flowers

Seniors to Compete in Oratorical Contest of the Battle of Flowers

It’s back to the battle for Carrie Moore and her students. Senior Lily Gould, a communication studies major from Lake Forest, Ill., and Hailey... Read More