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 Kirk Campbell, USD sophomore majoring in communications studies.
    VERMILLION, S.D.—Kirk Campbell, a member of the USD Speech and Debate Team and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, has qualified for the Interstate Oratorical Association’s National Tournament, held at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, April 20–22.
  • The Presentation Center provides:

    • Workshops and construction
    • Structured feedback
    • Audience services
  • The USD Speech and Debate Team had a historic showing at the NFA national tournament! We placed 8th in Division II of President's Sweepstakes and 26th overall in the nation! Bailey Quanbeck and Megan Swets were quarterfinalists in duo, Tristan Chasing Hawk was an octafinali...

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Department of Communication Studies
Dakota Hall, Room 319
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069


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