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. 

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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

News and Announcements

Mikucki-Enyart provides holiday communication tips in "Psychology Today" article

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Holidays can be a stressful time for some families, but Associate Professor Sylvia Mikucki-Enyart provides some communication tips to make the holiday season go smoothly.

Communications Studies PhD candidate Cameron Brown has first publication

Thursday, September 29, 2022
Communications Studies PhD candidate Cameron Brown's "Residual Fandom: Television Technologies, Industries, and Fans of Survivor." appears in the Fall 2022 issue of The Velvet Light Trap.

Communication Studies Professor receives award from National Communication Association

Thursday, September 22, 2022
E Cram is one of two scholars to receive the 2022 Early Career Award.

Upcoming Events

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Department of Communication Studies Seminar: Internationalizing Research

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 3:45pm to 4:35pm
Becker Communication Studies Building
Please join Professor Dr. Timothy Havens and Associate Professor Dr. Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz for their seminar "Internationalizing Research."  
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An Evening with Joe Sacco

Thursday, February 9, 2023 6:30pm to 8:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library
Join us in conversation with journalist, comics artist, and Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor Joe Sacco, (Safe Area Gorazde, Paying the Land) interviewed by Rachel Williams for a talk about race, war, identity but also about his personal creative process and the art of comics.  This is part of a three-day event devoted to "Drawing Panels and Crossing Borders: Negotiating Self and Other in Comics" with MariNaomi, Candida Rifkind, Jorge Santos, and Jose Alaniz. Organized by the...
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Communication Studies Seminar: "TikTok and National Security: Toward a Network Control Perspective"

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 3:45pm to 4:35pm
Becker Communication Studies Building
Please join Associate Professor Dr. Rita Zajacz for her seminar "TikTok and National Security: Toward a Network Control Perspective." 
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Communication Studies Seminar: "Visualizing Social Difference: Convention and Conformity in Photographic Practice"

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 3:45pm to 4:35pm
Becker Communication Studies Building
Please join Assistant Professor Dr. Alexander Scott for his seminar "Visualizing Social Difference: Convention and Conformity in Photogenic Practice." 

Communication Studies Seminar: "Podcasting as Method: Documenting Disability Ecologies at the Johnson County Historic Poor Farm"

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 3:45pm to 4:35pm
Becker Communication Studies Building
Please join Assistant Professor E Cram for their seminar "Podcasting as Method: Documenting Disability Ecologies at the Johnson County Historic Poor Farm."
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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.