Welcome from the Department Head

Kenneth LachlanWelcome to the Department of Communication at the University of Connecticut! Whether you are a current undergraduate student, a prospective graduate student, an alum of one of our programs, or just stopping by, you will find information on this website pertaining to the #1 Communication Program in New England.

You will find information on this website about the areas of specialization in the Department of Communication, including Communication Research Methods, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, Mass Media Theory and Research, Mass Media Practice and Public Relations, Advertising, International and Intercultural Communication, Health Communication, and Government and Political Communication.

Our theory-grounded courses help prepare our students for a variety of careers. We offer COMM 4981 which provides students the opportunity to intern in an approved Communication placement and receive course credit. Our students have recently completed internships at multimedia news and entertainment outlets such as ESPN and Fox CT, non-profits like Feeding Children Everywhere and the American Lung Association, and public relations, marketing, and communication firms including Mintz+Hoke and IMG. Some of our students have been offered full-time paid positions at the conclusion of their internship experience.

You will find information about the curricular requirements that define the undergraduate Communication academic experience, as well as information about how to apply to become a Communication major. You will also learn more about the ways this program adds depth to a student’s education through undergraduate research opportunities, practical experience, and graduate coursework.

Dedicated Communication faculty members and Communication academic advisors provide the feel of a small college with all of the benefits provided by a top public research institution.

Thank you for visiting, and I hope you will contact us if you have questions. We are happy to help in any way.

Best regards,
Ken Lachlan, Ph.D.
Department Head
Department of Communication