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The Department of Communication Studies, housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, offers three distinct undergraduate degrees in Communication Studies, Journalism, and Public Relations, and three minors. The department runs two nationally award-winning student publications, The Clause newspaper and Collide magazine. It also has a campus radio station, KAPU; visual media unit, Capture; and an internationally ranked Forensics (Speech and Debate) Team.

The department also hosts the annual IMPACT Conference each spring, which brings students, alumni, and faculty together to experience scholarship through reflective thinking and advancement in topics related to communication, journalism, and public relations. Learn more about the IMPACT Conference.

Learn more about the department and our faculty.

Note: This information is current for the 2016-17 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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