About Us

About Us

About the Department of Communication

About the Department

The Department of Communication offers undergraduate and graduate degree options. These degrees prepare students for careers in an array of fields. Students will gain in-demand professional skills in written, oral, and digital/multimedia communication. You will be able to reach diverse audiences and solve complex communication issues.

We offer several degree track options, including Media Studies, Digital Filmmaking, Sports Communication, and Professional Communication.

A Message from the Department Co-Chairs

Laura Eurich and Maja Krakowiak
Communication Department Co-Chairs

Communication is a fundamental part of life. We communicate verbally, in writing, through body language, across cultures, by telling stories, using social media, and in many other ways. Because the field of communication is so broad, we offer a Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in different areas of study that we call tracks. These tracks are taught by specialists in each of the areas of study. All communication faculty members have studied, researched, produced film, or worked professionally in their field. Internships are also available in several of the communication tracks. These different tracks allow you to study General Communication, Organizational Communication, Strategic Communication, Leadership Communication, Media Studies, Digital Filmmaking & Media Arts, and Sports Communication. We also offer a few of these tracks entirely online. 

Graduates of the Communication Dept. at UCCS have done a wide variety of things with their degrees, including High School Teacher, Sports Announcer, Social Media Strategist, Actor, Marketing Communication Manager, Anchorperson, Digital Film Editor, Lawyer, Journalist, Documentary Film Producer, Human Resources Manager, Script Writer, Reporter, Media Critic, Public Information Officer, Minister, Media Buyer, Public Relations Officer, Film Maker, and even College Professor. The Communication Department has also developed a Bachelor of Innovation Degree in Digital Filmmaking and collaborate on a Bachelor of Innovation in Digital Media.  Communication is an exciting and growing area of study. Everyone needs to know how to communicate effectively. Please take a look at our website and contact us if you have any questions.

Academic Offerings

The Bachelor of Arts in Communication offers five track options: General Communication, Organizational & Strategic Communication, Leadership Communication, Media Studies, and Digital Filmmaking & Media Arts. There is also a Bachelor of Innovation in Communication that offers two track options: Digital Media and Digital Filmmaking. Additionally a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Communication are offered as online only degrees.

Department Research

Research is a large part of the UCCS Communication Department. Current research ranges from the psychological and social effects of media, instructional communication, the nature of trust, social constructionist theory, sports media, culture, and more. 

Mission Statement

The Department of Communication is dedicated to empowering you to become an effective communicator and critical thinker in the digital age. We provide an inclusive and dynamic learning environment that integrates theory and practice, preparing you to navigate the complexities of today's communication landscape. Through innovative curriculum, experiential learning, and cutting-edge research, you will gain the skills and knowledge you need to excel in diverse communication fields.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to shape the future of effective and ethical communication practices. We strive to foster a community of innovative thinkers, empowered communicators, and socially responsible leaders. Through our collaborative partnerships and transformative education, we aim to inspire positive change and create a lasting impact on local, national, and global communication landscapes.

DEI Statement

We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. We celebrate the richness of different perspectives, experiences, and identities, ensuring that all individuals are valued, respected, and provided with equal opportunities to thrive.