We're not just the first College of Communication Arts and Sciences in the nation, we're the best. Students thrive in our top-ranked programs led by world-class faculty and industry leaders. Our researchers and creatives pioneer new ways to use communication for the common good.
Departments in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences consistently earn top rankings for research, teaching excellence and creative work.
More than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled in 16 programs within the college’s five departments. With nationally-ranked programs and internationally-renowned faculty members, ComArtSci prepares students for emerging careers in areas such as health and risk communication, journalism, public relations, game design and communicative disorders.
With some of the biggest thinkers in media and communication, our distinguished faculty are producing some of the boldest research and creative work in the world.
In research published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Hampton showed that social media use often has the opposite effect of what people think. Social media is a protective influence.Read more
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The game design and development program at ComArtSci is #1 in the Big 10 and Top 10 in the nation according to Princeton Review.
With a brand new multi-million dollar media space and technically-skilled faculty, game design and development students are receiving an education that ranks among the best in the nation.
In addition to the program, experiential learning opportunities are available in labs where students design prototypes and techniques and perform research on the social and individual effects of digital games.