Department of Communication Studies

Welcome to Communication Studies

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Office Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Music Building, Room 104
Phone: (323)343-4200  ·  Fax: (323)343-6467
Chair:  David Olsen  ·  Associate Chair:   Kevin Baaske

Welcome to Communication Studies!

The Communication major at Cal State LA offers opportunities for a comprehensive study of human communication as it pertains to the dynamics of individual, social, and civic life.  We offer an undergraduate program leading to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Communication, with options in Communication for Social Change, Organizational and Applied Communication, Mass Communication (Advertising and Public Relations), and Intersecting Identities and Relationships. Each option of the major covers a cluster of the subfields of the discipline represented in the major U.S. and international associations of communication scholarship.  All options require a common set of core courses that provide a theoretical understanding of the nature, function, and significance of human communication as an interdisciplinary field of knowledge, spanning social scientific and humanistic perspectives.  These options provide students opportunities to specialize in theory, research, and practice of human communication in specific hubs and contexts.  more...



  • For Fall 2018 admission, please submit all materials to department and University by February 18, 2018


COMM Faculty with Cal State LA's Outstanding Lecturer, Dr. Kamran Afary.

Click here for more information about Dr. Kamran Afary.