It all comes down to one thing

Successful careers have one thing in common: strong communication. At Iowa, you'll learn how communication works, why it matters, what’s at stake, and most importantly, how to do it effectively. 


Undergraduate Programs

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Why Iowa?

Writing and communication have been at the center of the University of Iowa’s educational mission for a century.

“The kernel of the idea definitely came during our time at the University of Iowa.”
Bryan Woods (’07 BA), co-writer, A Quiet Place

Upcoming Events

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Curricular Connections: Inferno

Wednesday, November 29, 2023 12:30pm to 1:00pm
The Pentacrest Museums will give an overview of their missions, galleries, support resources, and potential curricular connections to UI courses featuring an upcoming traveling exhibition, Facing the Inferno.
Out of the Archive: Sara Gómez's De cierta manera (One Way or Another) Film Screening  promotional image

Out of the Archive: Sara Gómez's De cierta manera (One Way or Another) Film Screening

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 6:15pm
FilmScene (Chauncey)
Please join us at FilmScene this fall for a monthly screening and discussion series, Out of the Archive: Envisioning Blackness. A continuation of conversations begun last spring in the inaugural Out of the Archive program, the series showcases the vibrant, multifaceted tradition of Black cinema by presenting rarely screened and/or recently restored films. Tickets are pay-what-you-can (with students, in particular, encouraged to pick $0). Join us before each screening for a free dinner reception...


Thursday, December 7, 2023 2:00pm to 3:04pm
University of Iowa Pentacrest
SAFETY is Students Against the Financial Exploitation of the Youth
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“I think the degree is kind of a 'Swiss army knife' of skills that are useful in the real world.”
Harley Atchison (’22 BA)

Careers in Communication

Communication Studies graduates have exciting careers in an extraordinarily wide range of fields and industries.