Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Degrees

The undergraduate program allows students to both explore the breadth of the communication studies field as well as focus on their unique interests. Both Communication Studies majors and minors provide students the opportunity to understand our world more fully through communication and to make our world a better place by applying that understanding.

Major in Communication Studies

A major in Communication Studies provides students with a diverse set of skills and understanding that can be applied in a variety of career choices.

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Minor in Communication Studies

A minor in Communication Studies is an ideal complement to many other majors. Communication influences what others think of us and how we perceive ourselves.

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Conflict Resolution Certificate Program

An interdisciplinary certificate in Conflict Resolution can be an excellent complement to any major. This certificate complements degree programs in communication, business, criminal justice, ethnic studies, international relations, labor and employment studies, political science, and psychology. 

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If you are a current student or future transfer student, need to change or declare your major or need to know about eligibility requirements, then this section is for you.

Policies about GWAR Courses

The Graduation Writing Assesment Requirement (GWAR) is a special writing inten  sive course that will satisfy the CSU upper-division writing requirement. In our department, designated courses with a "GW" after the course number (for example, "COMM 448-GW") often fulfill both a breadth area and the upper division writing requirement. It is required of COMM majors to fulfill the GWAR requirement within the first 8 units of becoming a major; failure to do so will result in a registration hold that can only be lifted by meeting with a COMM advisor.