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Department of Communication


Welcome to the Department of Communication. The ability to communicate is one of the most prized skills employers seek. A survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that the knowledge and skills acquired in communication courses are essential in the hiring process, regardless of a student’s major.

Our award-winning faculty are actively engaged in social science research and community outreach, which provides our students with the opportunity to learn about the latest theoretical breakthroughs and practical applications firsthand. From message design and media literacy to conflict negotiation and team building, the versatility of a communication degree can prepare students for a variety of careers – just ask our alumni who give back as guest speakers, mentors and employers of our students.

We welcome you to learn more about the research, education and engagement opportunities we offer in the Department of Communication. If you have any questions, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.

Anthony M. Limperos, Ph.D.
Department Chair

Featured News


The 18th biennial Kentucky Conference on Health Communication invites competitive paper and poster abstracts and panel proposals to be submitted for its 2024 conference in Lexington. The theme for the conference is "Innovations in Health Communication." Although this call seeks original contributions in all areas related to health communication, special consideration will be given to those that address issues related to the conference theme.

Brian Real, Anthony Limperos named Beam Institute Faculty Fellows

School of Information Science Assistant Professor Brian Real and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Department of Communication Chair Anthony Limperos were both recently named Beam Institute Faculty Fellows at the James B. Beam Institute of Kentucky Spirits in the University of Kentucky Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. 

Fall 2023 CI Career Week schedule announced

Join the College of Communication and Information Oct.16-20 for the Fall 2023 CI Career Week full of career and internship-focused events to help connect students with employers, alumni and peers with similar interests.

3 CI students named 2023-24 Alumni Ambassadors

The UK Alumni Association announced the selection of 33 students who will serve as Alumni Ambassadors for the 2023-2024 academic year. As official student hosts of the University of Kentucky, Alumni Ambassadors promote the university at numerous events in partnership between the Office of the President, Office of Philanthropy and the UK Alumni Association.  


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