COVID-19 Information

Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. Our main office is open for limited hours to the public, Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm, until September 14th. Although, you can reach the Communication Department, Monday–Friday from 8:30am-5pm, at 520-621-1366 or by email to

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Welcome to the Department of Communication at the University of Arizona

Dr. Chris Segrin
Department Head

Our department offers studies leading to B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. It has approximately 30 graduate students and 1000 undergraduate majors. The department's strong commitment to quality teaching and research has earned its faculty and graduate students numerous teaching awards and a ranking as one of the top doctoral programs in the nation. Specifically, according to the National Communication Association's rankings of communication doctoral programs, the department's interpersonal and small group program ranks 10th, the media program ranks 12th, and the health program ranks 16th. 

The department prides itself on its strong commitment to its interpersonal, media, and health research tracks. In addition, the faculty in the department address small group communication, intergroup communication, political communication, and communication and technology.

The communication faculty participates in interdisciplinary research and teaching with other departments at the university. The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, in which the Communication Department is located, is also home to several other internationally ranked programs such as Anthropology, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Sociology.

We encourage you to tour our departmental website and learn more about our department, undergraduate and graduate programs, our faculty, graduate students, and staff.


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