Department of Communication

What We Offer

We offer a B.A. or B.S. in both communication studies and journalism as well as a Master of Arts in communication studies. Our degree programs provide a broad study of the field of communication while giving students an opportunity to focus on a chosen area of emphasis. Through engaged-learning curricula, our programs prepare a diverse spectrum of students to enter a wide range of professions in communication, journalism and related fields.

Students in all degree programs study with distinguished faculty who excel in teaching, research, artistry and engagement. The department has fully updated labs available to all majors to support student research and artistry. Each student has access to personalized advising, one-on-one faculty mentorship and numerous engaged-learning opportunities.

Contact Us

Department of Communication
Watson Hall 210
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-7109 (Fax)

Department Chair

Mehdi Semati, Ph.D.

Undergraduate Advising

Laura Vazquez, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Watson Hall 213

Ryan Pumroy
Undergraduate Program Advisor
Watson Hall 217

Nathan Rice
Office Support Specialist
Watson Hall 209

Graduate Advising

Bill Cassidy, Ph.D.
Graduate Director
Reavis Hall 108

Nathan Rice
Office Support Specialist
Watson Hall 209