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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 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.



Save the Date!

May 16, 2019 is the Communication Department Graduation Celebration in the Dome Terrace & Plaza. Reception 4:30-5:30pm and ceremony 5:30-7:00pm. Official invitation  with RSVP instructions will be sent at a later date.

Congratulations to student-scholars

Sara Freitag, Autumn Destarac-Saldana, J. Montes, and Stephen Vandereb! Each of them presented their research at either the Undergraduate Students Research Conference or at the Western States Communication Association Convention, both held in Seattle, WA, Feb 22-25, 2019.

COMMUniqué 6(2)

The most recent issue of the department newsletter COMMUniqué for the FALL 2018 semester has been released, be sure to check it out! Get a recap on the Annual Whiteness Forum, catch up with some faculty, and get the low down on the internship process!

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. 


 Speaking of Democracy

Join the conversation!
Don't miss out on an amazing opportunity to discuss the Health of Our Democracy with community leaders. Mark your calenders and we will see you there. 
Facilitators include: 
Cecilia "Lia" Uy-Tioco | Department of Communication
Brain Dolber | Department of Communication

Where: USU 2310A & B

When: February 26th @ 12:00 - 12:50 PM