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Communication Studies Department

Department of Communication Studies

The Department of Communication Studies is a vibrant program focused on teaching, service, and scholarship. Communication courses provide a strong foundation for your education while introducing communication theory, practicing communication principals, investigating how we interact with others, analyzing how we behave when joining an organization, studying how spirituality influences communication, and considering how popular culture impacts our daily lives.

Communication Studies Mission & Values

The Department of Communication Studies prepares students to be intellectually curious, go into the world informed by Jesuit values, and contribute meaningfully to their communities and professions. Within our program, students will analyze, craft, and evaluate communication messages and understand communication as a set of everyday practices that are mindful, purposeful, and strategic. Students learn to ask good questions and find the answers about meaningful problems in our society, our workplaces and our personal lives. In our major capstone sequence, all students conduct a senior research project, complete an internship and reflect on the role of communication in their work, and connect communication with Jesuit values of service and justice. Our program offers flexibility in terms of choices of projects, service, and work experiences, giving students a chance to pursue a wide variety of occupations or graduate programs pursuant to their particular talents, callings, and interests. Our graduates are able to embrace and act on complex problems in groups, organizations, relationships, and cultures.

Communication Studies Volunteer at Project Homeless Connect Omaha in 2016

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Communication Studies students and faculty joined together to volunteer at Project Homeless Connect Omaha on April 1, 2016. Watch the video to learn more about our department.

All majors conduct an independent, senior research project for credit. Many of our students have presented their research at a variety of academic conferences.

I decided to major in Communication Studies because it encompasses every area of life. It surrounds us through more forms and webs than we can imagine. And it not is not black and white like math or science, but it involves the grey area. It is constantly changing and always different.
— Communication Studies Student
I'm learning a great skill set that can be applied to a lot of different things-the Communication Studies major opens up a lot of possibilities for my future.
— Communication Studies Student
I'm gaining the knowledge to effectively and efficiently communicate with others and be able to apply the theories I have learned in my everyday life.
— Communication Studies Student

The Communication Center

The Communication Center at Creighton University focuses directly on helping students with public speaking. Communication Center tutors assist undergraduate students in the organization, development, and delivery of public presentations.

Our mission is to help student speakers feel more confident and prepared to communicate in front of others. Students work with our trained tutors to brainstorm topics, organize and build outlines, find sources, determine source citations, create visual aids, establish gestures, develop facial expressions, improve tone, practice, and record presentations.

To make an appointment, please visit BlueTutor.

All Communication Center appointments will take place in Hitchcock Communication Arts Building Room 305. Students can book appointments up to 10 days in advance.

Should you have any questions about the Communication Center, please contact Director, Laura Gill at