Communication Studies

Discover what you can learn and where you can go with a degree in Communication Studies!

Communication studies challenges students to be attentive to communicative behaviors in multiple contexts. Classes are designed to improve message delivery and interpretation in ways that demonstrate critical and analytical thinking. Whether you are interested in finding out how to improve relationships, evaluate information to make informed decisions, or gain media industry experience, our department is dedicated to teaching students how to be effective professionals. 



  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Media production and analysis
  • Public relations
  • Public speaking
  • Community engagement
  • Quantitative and qualitative research 

icon Learn

  • Understanding theories of communication
  • Speaking and writing effectively in a variety of contexts
  • Working effectively in groups
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of messages 


  • Community relations and public affairs
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Motivational speaking
  • Teaching
  • Journalism
  • Event planning 

iconCareer Opportunities

  • Mitech
  • E. & J. Gallo
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Hilmar Cheese
  • Stanislaus County

icon Degrees and Programs

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, with tracks in:
    - Relational & Organizational Communication
    - Public Communication & Media
  • Those majoring in Liberal Studies and Social Sciences can complete their concentration in Communication Studies