Academic Programs

The Communication department offers three concentrations: Broadcast, Public Relations, and Digital Journalism. The curriculum focuses on developing well-rounded communication professionals capable of interpreting and meeting the challenges of an exciting and dynamic industry. Communication professionals need a strong liberal arts background, an education in media-related issues, and "hands-on" skills to use with existing and evolving technologies.

Bachelor of Arts in Communication (120 units)

Curriculum changes in recent years have increased the emphasis on areas such as media diversity, media technologies, and media literacy (awareness). Statistical analysis techniques (survey research) are in high demand within media industries such as digital and broadcast journalism, as well as public relations.

The following lists what new/incoming students must complete in order to earn a degree:

Program-specific General Education Requirements

  • CS 201 Intro of Information Technology
  • CS 315 Intro to Web Design
  • MS 110 Finite Mathematics or MS 204 Basic Statistics
  • EH 141 Oral Communication
  • FL 101 & 102 Foreign Language; either Spanish (SH) or French (FH)  
  • Other General Education requirements

Core courses for all sequences (21 units)

Core  for Digital & Broadcast only (3 units)

Concentration-specific Requirements

Broadcast Sequence Public Relations Sequence Digital Journalism Sequence

As students complete their courses, they should consult with their academic advisor and use the following form to monitor their progress:

Communication Graduation Requirement Checklist