Communication and Media

About the Department

The UNI Department of Communication and Media is dedicated to providing our students with a variety of experiences inside and outside of the classroom that will help them prepare for a career in a communication-related field. 

Our mission is:

  • to assist students in becoming informed, responsible, creative, and critical communicators 
  • to enhance student knowledge of, and skill in, the construction, interpretation, and distribution of communication in diverse cultural and global communities 
  • to promote theoretical understanding and professional/personal practice of effective and ethical human communication between and within a broad range of contexts and communities.

The department faculty consists of 30 full-time faculty, plus adjuncts and graduate teaching assistants, serving over 700 undergraduate major and minor students, and about 35 graduate students.

Undergraduate academic programs specialize in the following areas:



  • Communication
  • Communication-Theatre-Teaching
  • Digital Media (with emphases in Digital Journalism, Digital Media Production and Digital Media Leadership)
  • Interactive Digital Studies
  • Political Communication
  • Public Relations (with emphases in Strategic Public Relations, Event Planning, and Sports Public Relations)
  • Business Communication
  • Communication-Theatre-Teaching
  • General Communication
  • Digital Journalism
  • Digital Media Leadership
  • Interactive Digital Studies
  • Public Relations

Co-curricular programs are available in all major areas.

Graduate academic programs specialize in the following areas:

  • General Communication
  • Communication Education
  • Mass Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Performance Studies
  • Public Relations


If you have any questions or need additional information, please don't hesitate to contact us.