Department of Communication

Chair: Dr. Kevin Real

Degree Offered: B.A. or B.S. in Communication
Website: Department of Communication
Location: Blazer Dining Hall

Mailing Address:

Dept. of Communication
263 Blazer Dining
University of Kentucky
Lexington KY 40506-0012

Phone: (859) 257-3621
Fax: (859) 257-4103


Students learn how to design, manage and evaluate communication processes involving individuals, groups and the public. They develop strong oral, written and interpersonal skills, and acquire the ability to analyze messages, media and communication effects. The Department is also an integral part of UK Core, preparing undergraduates from other disciplines in oral communication skills.

A recent National Communication Association survey revealed that, of programs responding to the survey, the Department of Communication is the most highly funded Communication program in the nation. New figures reveal that we have secured more than $35 million in extramural funding over the past 15 years. Almost all of this research is focused in the health communication area and investigates ways to increase the effectiveness of media or classroom-based prevention programming.

The Department has a variety of other activities and associations to note. They have a strong undergraduate and graduate student associations. From hosting scholarly seminars and working with faculty to strengthen programs, to planning professional development workshops and social events, these associations are extremely active and should be of interest to any motivated student.