Communication Studies

Communication studies explores the meanings people share through verbal and nonverbal messages in relationships, organizations and societies. Communication studies is becoming one of the fastest growing disciplines in the country.

News in Brief

  • Photo of Jill Tyler.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – Jill Tyler, Ph.D., a University of South Dakota communication studies professor, will host a Humanities Research Forum entitled “Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness,” Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. in the Muenster U...
  • Photo of Kelly McKay-Semmler.
    VERMILLION, S.D. – Kelly McKay-Semmler, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of South Dakota, is the 2017 recipient of the Monsignor James Doyle Humanities Teaching Award presented by the College of Arts & Scien...
  • We had a wonderful weekend hosting the 2018 Dakotas Championship! The team received 1st in Individual Events Sweepstakes and 2nd in Overall Sweepstakes. Individual awards include: Bailey Quanbeck: 1st Individual Sweepstakes, Semifinalist Debate, 1st Drama, 1st Duo, 1st Imp...