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Communication Department

Communication Department

Welcome to the Communication and Media Studies Department.  We are one of the largest departments in the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences (CHABSS). We offer two majors and two minors.

The mission of the Communication Department is that we recognize the transformative power of communication and media and their role in how we think about and act in personal, organizational, cultural, social, and political life. Our scholarly and creative community embraces diverse theoretical perspectives, innovative pedagogy, and creative practices.   We support students’ development of critical and analytical abilities, proficiency with multiple levels of analysis of media, engagement with collaborative and dialogic relationships and connections with communities. We guide students to become culturally aware, astute, civic minded individuals able to understand and act upon structures of inequity, poised for success in their endeavors as community members, citizens and leaders in their chosen careers.

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Announcements & Opportunities

On behalf of the COMM and MDIA Department, we are interested in briefly interviewing a few students who have experience with the course’s classes, teachers, facilities, and community. The interview would be a short, 2 to 3 question recording for the purposes of introducing the COMM Department to new students interested in the course.  If interested, please send an email to Jacob Redmon (COMM Intern) at on the matter. Emails should be sent by the end of Oct. 5, 2022 and interviews should be scheduled by Oct. 7, 2022. Thank you for your consideration!

 The Southern California Conferences for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) is hosting a free VIRTUAL SCCUR Saturdays workshop on “Crafting a Personal Statement” on Saturday, October 08, 2022 at 10am (Pacific Time).  More info found here. (OMD) connects students and working professionals with today's best and most affordable master's degree programs available online. Check out Online Guide to Scholarships for Communications Graduate Students and Online Guide to Online Communications Master's Programs.