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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.



Shout out to Jonathan Chavez and Christina Givens for their presentations at the 2018 Student Poster Showcase!

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. 


Congratulations Class of 2018!

On May 17, 2018, the Department co-hosted the annual Graduation Celebration for Communication majors and minors and Mass Media graduates. Photos from the celebration are available on the Department Facebook.