Communication Studies

Communication Studies focuses both on the practice and developing skills for competent communication, as well as analyzing and studying how people create shared meanings and interpretations of the world around them. Students with communication competency can find success in a variety of careers and more enriching personal lives, thus our focus in communication studies aims to connect the classroom to the real world.

About the Department

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Learn more about our mission and goals, including its emphasis in the areas of Relational Dynamics and Public Advocacy and Civic Engagement.

Faculty and Staff

Professor Sarah Blithe

The faculty, students, alumni and staff are exceptional. Come get to know the people who make the department great and how to contact them.

Communication Degrees

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Learn more about the major and minor degree programs in Communication Studies. We also have a master's degree program that can expand your expertise.

News & Events

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Keep up to date on the latest news and events from Communication Studies department.

Student Organizations

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See how students can be involved in debate or our national honor society, Lambda Pi Eta.


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Here you will find important resources and information to help you complete your major or minor in Communication Studies.

Contact Us

Contact Department of Communication Studies (0229)

1664 N. Virginia Street

Reno, NV 89557

Phone (775) 784-6839

Fax (775) 682-8340

Lincoln Hall, Room 302