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Discover the Power of Communication

Welcome to the website of the Department of Communication Studies at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Whether you are a current student, a prospective student, or just looking for more information about our department, we hope you find what you are looking for at communication.wcupa.edu.

Communication is an essential part of human life. It affects how we relate to each other, how we achieve success, and how we view reality. It has shaped the world we live in, and it will shape the world ahead. We invite you to discover the power of communication. Contact us today, and discover how the Department of Communication Studies at West Chester University can be a part of your future.


Timothy J. Brown, Ph.D.
Department Chair

Our Mission

At the Department of Communication Studies at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, we help students to become better communicators. This fundamental goal forms the core of who we are, what we do, and what we value. It is the foundation of our mission statement . . .

  • We exist to educate students through the study of communication.
  • We strive to challenge the intellect, stretch the imagination, and develop the talent of each of our students.
  • We believe that communication theory and performance are interdependent and essential for student development.
  • We value strong teaching, continuous scholarly growth, and service to our university and larger community.
  • We seek and support faculty members who are fully credentialed, enjoy teaching, grow as scholars, appreciate communication technology, desire a collegial atmosphere, and value the mission of West Chester University.
  • We work closely with students through dedicated advising and an impressive array of co-curricular projects and activities.
  • We respect diversity as a requirement for integrity, collegiality, and communication competence.