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Communication Studies

The Department of Communication Studies at UWL provides students with opportunities to increase their understanding of the communication process and develop communication competencies necessary for their personal and professional endeavors.

Our department prepares students for communication intensive careers in business, law, politics, social and human services, media, and higher education. 

Our students, faculty, and staff are committed to quality teaching and learning, scholarly and applied research, creative activities, and service to the university, local community, and beyond.

Student spotlight


Mariah Weiland-Duchow, Organizational & Professional Communication major, has been featured in an in-depth article exploring her role as Human Resources Director at Mr. Ed's Magical Midway.  As HR Director, Mariah is responsible for 50 employees in the company. 

CST faculty scholarship showcase


Dickmeyer, S., & Ploeger-Lyons, N. A. (2016). Organizational culture or organizational cult? In J. P. Fyke, J. L. Faris, & P. M., Buzzanell (Eds.), Cases in organizational and managerial communication: Stretching boundaries (pp. 254-259). New York: Routledge.

Department spotlight

Congratulations to Laurie Collison, who was honored by Chancellor Joe Gow with the UW-L Classified Staff Award of Excellence!  Please read more about Laurie and her award here.  Congratulations Laurie!