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...
  • What a fun weekend at the Icebox Classic! The team received 4th in Team Sweepstakes. Individual awards include: Blake Warner: 1st Drama, 3rd CA, 5th Prose Bailey Quanbeck: 1st Poetry Em Nielson: 3rd and Top Novice Drama Lily Gikas: 6th Children’s Literature Thank you to St...