Best Academic Department

Joey Hill

1. Political Science, 213 Haag Hall

The political science department is a part of the College of Arts Sciences and focuses on the study of the questions that arise from deeper examinations of power and government. Political science overlaps many different disciplines, including law and journalism. The faculty greatly encourages political science students to enroll in study abroad programs.

2. Communication Studies, 202 Haag Hall

The communication studies department is where students are exposed to hands-on experiences in broadcasting, film, journalism and mass communication not only through classes but also internships. The journalism department gives students the opportunity to work with experienced educators and reporters like Steve Kraske, while outlets like the student run, on-campus radio station K-ROO offer real-world broadcasting career perspectives.

3. English Language and Literature, 106 Cockefair Hall

The UMKC Department of English is a vibrant and creative department catering not only to the study of English literature and writing, but also editing and manuscript. The faculty boasts accomplished writers and editors having published more than 30 books, according to its webpage, not to mention garnering multiple prestigious literary awards.