Find Your Voice. Articulate Your Vision

The Department of Communication Studies

No matter where you’ll go or what you’ll do as a professional, communication will take you there. We truly live in the Age of Communication, so studying communication will give you the knowledge you need to succeed on any career path. Since communication is the primary ability employers crave, you'll be well-positioned to work in private industry or public service, for a local non-profit or a global organization.

At University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Department of Communication Studies, we teach you how to advocate, negotiate, and relate in different situations. You'll learn about how to make a persuasive message, what communication strategies aid health and well-being, and why communication is at the heart of identity and culture.

In an increasingly pluralistic, global, and mediated world, we prepare you to excel in the jobs that exist today, as well as in those which haven’t yet been created. And through our vibrant Speech & Debate Program and research activities, you’ll get out there and gain knowledge and experience while refining your craft.

Ours is a small department — a close-knit community of communicators that makes it hard to get lost here. In fact, you’ll find creative, highly achieving mentors who thrive in collaboration with students.

Let your curiosity move you in the Department of Communication Studies. We'll help you find your voice and express your vision.

Communicating Across Difference

A set of initiatives for effectively navigating interactions in an us vs. them environment.

How to Apply

Let curiosity move you to start your story at the College of Arts and Sciences. With over 30 majors in the college alone, specialized programs of study to match any interest area, the opportunity for hands-on experience through our nationally-acclaimed undergraduate research program, and a campus located at the heart of an innovative college city community of over 250,000 people, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers the ideal Big Ten collegiate experience for students at an affordable cost.

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