Why Study Communication at SF State?

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At San Francisco State University, the Communication Studies Department offers more than 50 courses related to these goals. The Department focuses on human communication in a wide variety of contexts (e.g., interpersonal, family, small group, organizational, political, intercultural, international).

The Department is also home to SF State's award winning Speech and Debate Team. The Team is open to all SF State students regardless of their major.

Graduates with majors in Communication Studies choose careers in a wide-variety of fields, including: management, sales, public relations, advertising, marketing, broadcasting, teaching, law, human resources, training, lobbying, labor negotiations, mediation, event planning, fund raising, campaign management, as well as many others.

Those who are interested in mediated communication may wish to look at the course offerings in the Departments of Journalism and Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts. Those who are interested in speech therapy should contact the Communicative Disorders Program in the Department of Special Education.