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Study Finds Gaming Augments Players' Social Lives
New research finds that online social behavior isn't replacing offline social behavior in the gaming community. Instead, online gaming is expanding players' social lives. [...]
The NC State Department of Communication hosts its annual COM WEEK March 31 through April 3, 2014. [...]
Dean for a Day Diaries
Not even Snowmageddon 2014 could stop the college's "Dean for a Day" from taking place. Our fearless student-turned-dean Tiffany Johnson and dean-turned-student Jeff Braden plowed through their schedules, albeit with modifications borne of Mother Nature. [...]
NC State Students Bring Nonprofit's Work to Life
Two Communication students volunteered their skills and talents to a local nonprofit. Zach Swann and Cameron McCarty have created a video to help PLM Families Together tell the story of moving families from homelessness to places of stability and hope. [...]


The Department of Communication is one of the largest departments at NC State, with nearly 700 undergraduate majors and about 70 full- or part-time graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.). The undergraduate curriculum offers three programs toward a degree: Interpersonal, Organizational and Rhetoric Communication, Communication Media, and Public Relations. We have two graduate programs—a Master's of Science in Communication and an interdisciplinary (with the English department) PhD program in "Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media."

We place a solid grounding in communication theory at the core of everything we teach. Award winning faculty members collaborate on research and teaching, often across the program areas. Our professional interdependence reflects our departmental culture, which is characterized by mutual respect, friendliness and dedication to advancing the teaching, research and service missions of the university.

Calendar Events

April 21, 2014

CHASS Spring Faculty Meeting

3:30 PM | Park Shops 210
April 21, 2014

PRSSA Chapter Meeting

7:00 PM | Park Shops 201
May 10, 2014

Department of Communication Spring Commencement

1:00 PM | Reynolds Coliseum