Welcome

 

Welcome to the Department of Human Communication Studies!

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The Department of Human Communication Studies encompasses two degree programs: Communicative Disorders and Communication Studies. Both programs offer undergraduate and graduate degrees and both programs are highly regarded within the academic community and beyond. Virtually all of our full-time faculty have doctorate degrees in their respective disciplines and offer the highest level of instruction to our students. Our adjunct faculty members are highly trained and dedicated to classroom instruction. Regardless of degree program, students will find our faculty and staff committed to providing the best possible learning experience for our students.

Department Mission:

The mission of the department is to provide students with an understanding of communication processes in a culturally diverse society. An in-depth understanding of communication processes brings a number of benefits, including the ability to analyze communication barriers and the competency to facilitate effective communication between individuals, within organizations, between organizations and their customers or constituencies, and across cultures. Our vision is to train good men and women speaking well to solve communication problems by studying the ways in which messages link participants during transactions. Understanding communication processes in depth can, with specialized education and training, also be used to diagnose and treat disorders of communication.

Department Degree Programs

The Department offers a B.A. and M.A. in Communicative Disorders and a B.A. and M.A. in Communication Studies. Students who are Communicative Disorders students make an appointment with Dr. Minjung Kim ( minjungk@fullerton.edu ) who is our CD Undergraduate Advisor or, if a graduate student, contact Dr. Ying-Chiao Tsao ( ytsao@fullerton.edu ) who is the CD Graduate Advisor.

Students in Communication Studies, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, will enroll in classes pertaining to argumentation and persuasion, rhetoric, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, and digital communication. All faculty members can serve as undergraduate advisors but graduate students should contact Dr. Summer Martin ( sumartin@fullerton.edu ) for advisement.

Contact Us

For general information and all administrative questions, contact:

Administrative Support Staff

Department of Human Communication Studies

California State University, Fullerton

Fullerton, CA 92834-6868

Tel: (657) 278-3617

Fax: (657) 278-3377