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The Department of Communication, one of three units in the College of Communication and Information, serves three major instructional roles for the University of Kentucky:
1) We provide instruction for the oral communication requirement component of the University Studies Program; 2) We offer Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees for undergraduate Communication majors; and 3) We teach most of the graduate courses leading to a Master’s or Doctoral degree in Communication through the College Graduate Program in Communication. As you’ll see from all the information on this site, we have strong and diverse undergraduate and graduate programs. See Teaching to learn more about these programs.
On the research front, we are extremely active. A recent National Communication Association survey revealed that, of programs responding to the survey, our Department 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. See Research.
We have a variety of other activities and associations to note. We have strong undergraduate and graduate student associations. From hosting scholarly seminars and working with faculty to strengthen our programs, to planning professional development workshops and social events, these associations are extremely active and should be of interest to any motivated student. See Students to learn more about these associations.
We hope this web site will provide you with answers to your questions about the Department of Communication and our curriculum and teaching, research programs, services, and our faculty, staff and students. If you have questions after visiting this site, please feel free to Contact Us. We’d love to hear from you.