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.

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  • Kirk Campbell
    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.
  • 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...
  • 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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414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069


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