Department of Communication Studies
The Communication Studies Department at KU has a long history of excellence in teaching and research. Communication Studies faculty members have been recognized many times as among the best teachers in the university. And faculty have national and international reputations as scholars in diverse areas of communication studies.
The department is the host of the KU Debate program, a program that's consistently ranked among the five best programs in the nation, along with schools like Dartmouth and Harvard. The program also hosts the inter-disciplinary leadership studies minor because of the centrality of communication to leadership activities.