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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


Victor Luckerson will discuss “How the Press Shaped the Tulsa Race Massacre and Its Legacy” at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in Grand Ballroom A of the Gatton Student Center on the University of Kentucky campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

CI department chair's bourbon podcast on the 'rye-se'

Anthony Limperos, chair of the Department of Communication and associate dean for the graduate program in communication at the University of Kentucky’s College of Communication and Information, just celebrated his third year as co-host of "The Mash Up," a weekly bourbon review podcast. 

CI doctoral student creates community with the help of offices like Student Success

Research shows that in certain contexts, a student’s sense of belonging improves academic outcomes, increases enrollment and is protective for mental health. Nigel Taylor, Ph.D. candidate in the College of Communication and Information at the University of Kentucky, knows this from first-hand experience.

Sims to speak on 'Finding Your Place and Purpose in Career or Academia'

Join the College of Communication and Information DEI Committee for "Finding Your Place and Purpose in Career or Academia," a lecture with award-winning educator Jeanetta Sims. The lecture is free and open to the public and will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 1 in the Young Library Auditorium. 


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