The Department of Communication

News & Announcements


  • Chair Kent Ono Wins NCA Teaching Award

    Communication Chair Kent Ono has been selected to be honored at the 2015 National Communication Association for his pedagogy and teaching style.

  • Dr. Holton Wins Top Faculty Paper

    Assistant Professor Avery Holton won Top Faculty Paper at the 2015 International Communication Association Conference in Puerto Rico with his paper titled "Identity Lost? The personal impact of brand journalism."

  • Dr. Mangun Accepts Joint Appointment

    Communication Associate Professor Kimberley Mangun has accepted a joint appointment with the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center.

  • In Memoriam - Louise Degn, 1946-2015

    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at the Foothill 7th Ward, 2215 East Roosevelt Avenue (1460 South).

  • Graduate Student and Faculty Awards Banquet

    The Communication Graduate Student and Faculty Awards Ceremony & Faculty Retirement Celebration took place on April 17 at the University Park Marriott Hotel.

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About the Department

The Department of Communication at the University of Utah is a top department in the field of communication, with an award-winning faculty, outstanding doctoral, master's, and undergraduate programs, and state-of-the-art facilities.

It is highly ranked in critical theory, cultural studies, ecology, law, popular culture, race and ethnicity, and rhetoric (ComAnalytics).

With five cutting-edge research areas—critical/cultural studies; environmental, science, and health communication; interpersonal and organizational communication; media and technology; and rhetoric—the Department is committed to excellence across the full range of communication research and teaching, offering top-notch Ph.D., M.A., M.S., B.A., and B.S. degrees, as well as three undergraduate sequences and three post-baccalaureate certificate programs.