UK Department of Communication

Summary

The Department of Communication is one of the fastest growing units serving students on campus at the University of Kentucky.

Communication is one of four units in the College of Communication and Information.

We offer:

1) Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees for undergraduate Communication majors;
2) Communication minor and health communication certificate; and
3) We teach most of the graduate courses leading to a Master’s or Doctoral degree in Communication through the College Graduate Program in Communication.

On the research front, our Department is the most highly funded Communication program in the nation. New figures reveal that we have secured more than $35 million in extramural funding over the past 15 years. Almost all of this research is focused in health and risk communication  and investigates ways to increase the effectiveness of media or classroom-based prevention programming.

Information

Website: http://ci.uky.edu/ci/

Phone: (859) 257-9000
Address: University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506

About

The Department of Communication is one of the fastest growing units serving students on campus at the University of Kentucky. Please read our latest newsletter here to learn more about departmental activities.

Communication is one of four units in the College of Communication and Information, serving three major instructional roles for the University:

1)  We offer Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees for undergraduate Communication majors; 2) We offer a communication minor and health communication certificate; and 3) We teach most of the graduate courses leading to a Master’s or Doctoral degree in Communication through the College Graduate Program in Communication. As you’ll see from all the information on this site, we have strong and diverse undergraduate and graduate programs. See Teaching to learn more about these programs.

On the research front, we are extremely active. A recent National Communication Association survey revealed that, of programs responding to the survey, our Department is the most highly funded Communication program in the nation. New figures reveal that we have secured more than $35 million in extramural funding over the past 15 years. Almost all of this research is focused in health and risk communication  and investigates ways to increase the effectiveness of media or classroom-based prevention programming. See Research.

We have a variety of other activities and associations to note. We have strong undergraduate and graduate student associations. From hosting scholarly seminars and working with faculty to strengthen our programs, to planning professional development workshops and social events, these associations are extremely active and should be of interest to any motivated student. See Students to learn more about these associations.

We hope this web site will provide you with answers to your questions about the Department of Communication and our curriculum and teaching, research programs, services, and our faculty, staff and students. If you have questions after visiting this site, please feel free to Contact Us. We’d love to hear from you.

Administration


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Shari Veil

Associate Professor, Department Chair, and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs

Shari.Veil@uky.edu

859-218-0468


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Kelly McAninch

Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Studies

kelly.mcaninch@uky.edu

859-323-4334

The Program

The Department of Communication is one of three units in the College of Communication and Information. We offer Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees for undergraduate Communication majors and teach most of the graduate courses leading to a Master’s or Doctoral degree in Communication through the College’s Graduate Program in Communication. We are noted for our emphasis in health communication, as reflected by our  ranking by the National Communication Association as 6th in the nation in health communication doctoral programs. We enjoy unparalleled research technology support and are one of the most highly funded communication departments in the nation.

The Department’s mission is to generate new knowledge about communication practices in society, organizations, and the lives of individuals through our active research programs. We work with external constituencies to improve the quality of communication in everyday life. Our students acquire the knowledge to understand the challenges and opportunities of a diverse and democratic society, and the skills to perform effectively and ethically as citizens.

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