The Department of Communication at UCCS

Communicate. Collaborate. Create.

About the Department

Communication is a fundamental part of human life. Being able to communicate orally, in writing and across cultures is a necessity. At UCCS, our Department of Communication helps students leverage tools and techniques to better understand how humans communicate and how it shapes who we are.

Our Department will prepare students for a career in nearly any field since every field requires people who can successfully communicate with others - at every level.

General Information

Communication, the process of exchanging information, has been the essence of humanity for thousands of years. If you are curious about how to communicate effectively in all sorts of environments to all sorts of people, this is an excellent field of study.

The Communication Department Undergraduate Program offers the five degree track options: General Communication, Media Studies, Digital Filmmaking, Professional Communication (Organization, Strategic, Leadership), and Sports Communication. The Graduate Program offers a fully online Master of Arts in Communication.

Student Experiences

Sarai Atchison
Account Executive at Colorado Rockies Baseball Club
Sarai Atchison is a 2023 graduate of our online MA in Communication Studies program. Sarai currently works with the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club as an Account Executive for Theme Nights and Special Events where she helps create and execute theme nights and special events at Coors Field, like a Star Wars night in July 2023! Sarai credits her graduate studies in communication at UCCS and the internship opportunities it provided for opening exciting professional opportunities.
Jacqueline Ferguson
Legal Secretary
Jacqueline Ferguson is a 2022 graduate of the Department of Communication. Ferguson credits the professional communication skills she learned at UCCS for assisting in her work as a legal secretary for a high-volume law firm. She explains, “I am able to communicate confidently with my bosses and higher-ups. In addition to this, I have the ability to utilize interpersonal and professional communication which has helped me to bond with my coworkers while still maintaining a high level of professionalism within the workplace.”