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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/Media Studies; we also offer minors in Communication and in Critical Intercultural Communication. 

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.



Department of Communication Graduation Celebration

On May, 17, 2018, the Department will recognize it's 2018 Communication and Mass Media Majors and Minors at the annual Department of Communication Graduation Celebration. All graduates are invited and welcome to bring their family and friends. The event will be held in the University Student Union (USU) Ballroom B & D. Please RSVP by May 7, 2018. The reception will be held from 4:30- 5:30PM with a ceremony following from 5:30-7:00PM. We are looking forward to celebrating our graduates' accomplishments. 

If you have any questions or concerns related to the event, please contact Dr. Kendra Rivera at If you would like to add any pictures for the graduate slideshow, please send them to Danielle Biss at 

Media Equipment for Checkout

Are you in need of high-tech media equipment? The Department of Communication has the tools to help! Contact Dr. Joonseong Lee at for more information on how and where for rentals. 

COMMUniqué 5(4)

The final spring issue of the department newsletter COMMUniqué  has been released, check it out! Get a recap on department events, check out department student organizations, learn of department accomplishments, and more!

CSU Media Arts Festival

Calling all Communication and Media students! The CSU Media Festival is a wonderful opportunity to share your projects of film, short videos, screenplays, and much more to a larger audience. See the following application for entry information and important information. Deadline for applications is May 29, 2018!

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

Undergraduate Scholars Research Conference

Proud of a recent paper from one of your methods classes? Interested in submitting it to a regional conference? The Undergraduate Scholars Research Conference (USRC) is the perfect opportunity. The USRC is an extraordinary opportunity for undergraduate scholars and researchers to showcase their work and receive feedback from experienced scholars. Undergraduate students benefit from participating in the research conference by crafting and sharing a professional presentation, meeting other undergraduate scholars in the field, and learning about graduate studies in Communication. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2018. For more insight on submission guidelines, please consult the USRC Call for Papers