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Department of Communication

We are one of the largest majors in the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences (CHABSS). We offer two majors, one in Communication and another in Mass Media; we also offer minors in Communication and in Critical Intercultural Communication. 

The mission of the Communication Department recognizes 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.


LatinX Students Receive Scholarship to ICA!

Congratulations to Paulina Cruz, Gabriela Flores, Yazmin Horta, and Jose Francisco Ramirez! They were selected as recipients of the International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conference Latinx Scholarship Program. The four students will attend the ICA convention May 25-29, 2017 at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel in San Diego, CA, which is guided by the theme “Interventions: Communication Research and Practice.” During their conference participation, students will participate in a roundtable discussion with other recipients and leaders in the field for a question and answer session. The Department is proud of the students’ accomplishments.

AAUW Start Smart – Salary Negotiation workshops hosted by the Career Center

Care abouty the wage gap? Want to work to advance work equity? 

Date: May 1, 2017 from 1:30 - 3:30pm 

Department of Communication Graduation Reception

All Communication and Mass Media graduates are invited to attend

Date: May 18

Time: 5:30pm -7:30pm 

Location: USU A & C

National Communication Association find that College Graduates with Communication Degrees "have the knowledge and skills employers need."