Skip to Content (Press Enter)

 California State University, Fullerton


Decorative Line Break

a Department in the College of Communications



Text Size: Small Text Medium Text Large Text

Degree Programs

Students enrolled in the B.A. in COMMUNICATIONS program declare one of the following five concentrations:

A Minor in Communications is available with three options: 

Each of the five subject concentrations offers students a different type of preparation for a communications career. All concentrations are similar in that their ultimate goal is to allow the development of graduates who are articulate, intelligent citizens who can think critically and communicate effectively. Learning Outcomes have been established to verify that our graduates are prepared for the realities they will face as communicators in the 21st Century. To view those Learning Outcomes, click on this link: " What Will I Learn as a Communications Student at CSUF ?"

Students enrolled in the M.A. in COMMUNICATIONS program concentrate on one of the following three graduate study plans: 


The Department of Communications employs over thirty full-time faculty members and even more part-time faculty. See a complete list of faculty, including their office hours. Or, see a  list of faculty advisors for each concentration.


See the internship website before making an appointment with the Internship Coordinator. In the Department of Communications, students are required to complete an internship course as the culminating undergraduate experience.

The Department of Communications has always recognized the beneficial attributes of an internship. Students intern at sites in Orange and Los Angeles Counties, as well as at national and international sites. Examples of internship sites include newspapers, magazines, television and radio stations, public relations and advertising agencies, health-related institutions, nonprofit organizations, film production companies, publishers, education offices, high-tech industries, and citites and businesses with communications needs.


The Department of Communications is fully accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).


The student clubs and organizations play an important role in the CSUF Communications Department experience. Whether you are interested in the Daily Titan, Ad Club, AIGA-CSUF, The Entertainment and Tourism Club, PRSSA or one of the many other clubs, you are certain to find one that meets your professional interests and social needs. See a complete listing of clubs and student organizations offered in the Department of Communications.


There are many scholarships for Communications majors. Some are college-wide and others are specific to the Department. Download the College of Communications scholarship application (for all students in the College). Download the scholarship guide for students majoring in the Department of Communications. Deadline: TBA, usually in March.

Retention and Graduation Data

The department publishes annually data about retention and graduation rates. Click here for the 2014 Public Accountability Report documenting the department’s retention, graduation and enrollment data for the last three years.


Equipment Reservation


The Department of Communications is one of the largest departments on campus. We have developed a list of FAQs to help students achieve their goals at CSUF.


Department Chair: Dr. Jason M. Shepard
Mail: P.O. Box 6846, Fullerton, CA 92834-6846
Delivery: 2600 East Nutwood Avenue, CP-400, Fullerton, CA 92831
Phone: (657) 278-3517