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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


When Ethan Jackson decided to pursue the Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking (iNET) certificate, he didn’t know the long-term impact that the program would have on his professional development.

779 College of Communication and Information students named to Spring 2024 Dean’s List

779 College of Communication and Information students were named to the Dean’s List for their outstanding academic achievement during the Spring 2024 semester. The 779 students on the list account for more than one third of all current CI students. 

3 CI faculty members named to 2024-25 TEK Faculty Fellows cohort

After soliciting applications during the spring semester, the University of Kentucky Office of Transdisciplinary Educational approaches to advance Kentucky (TEK) is pleased to announce the TEK Faculty Fellows for the 2024-25 academic year.

UK’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter inducts 22 new members

The University of Kentucky chapter of Phi Beta Kappa recently inducted 22 new members, including two CI students, into the prestigious academic honor society. 


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