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Communication Studies

  • Our Mission

    The Department of Communication Studies at UW-L provides students with opportunities to increase their understanding of the communication process and develop communication competencies necessary for their personal and professional endeavors.

    Our department prepares students for communication intensive careers in business, law, politics, social and human services, media, and higher education. 

    Our students, faculty, and staff are committed to quality teaching and learning, scholarly and applied research, creative activities, and service to the university, local community, and beyond. 

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    CST Study Abroad in the News


    ▶ Watch WKBT News8000's story about CST study abroad in India, led by Ayesha Patnaik
    ▶ UW-L exhibit highlights study tour to India

    Student Spotlight

    Two CST students received grant funding from the Office of Undergraduate Research!

    Carol Vang received full funding for her research entitled Racial Micro-aggressions as Experienced by Asian American Females in a College Setting. She will conduct this research Spring 2015 for her capstone Senior Project. 

    Derek Zimmerman received full funding for his research entitled Rest in (Virtual) Peace: A Content Analysis of Grief Messages on Facebook. Derek is a junior and a double major in Finance and CST. He hopes this research will lead to a related topic when he takes CST 498 and 499 during the 2015-2016 academic year.


    Sara Docan Morgan award

    Dr. Sara Docan-Morgan was selected as the 2014 UW System Woman of Color Honoree from UW-L.  She is pictured above receiving the award from Chris Navia, Senior Academic Planner for the UW Office of Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Student Success.