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Dept of Communication

Now accepting applications for MA in COMM Spring Enrollment
Apply until November 1 | Notification by December 1 | Start in January, 2022
NO GRE required | Streamlined Application for our COMM BA Candidates | All undergrad backgrounds may apply

Department of Communication

Join us and acquire practical skills, communication theory, and critical analysis. Media (print, TV and video, Internet and mobile), modes of communication (oral, written, visual), and contexts (face-to-face, mediated, public, and organizational) converge in our careers and daily lives. We offer the first state-university program in the Bay Area to cover this interrelated spectrum of today's communication in new and traditional forms.

The Department of Communication offers a range of programs and courses:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication (3 concentrations to choose from)
  1. Communication and Media Studies
  2. Strategic Communication
  3. Multimedia Journalism

We also host several student-run and/or student-serving entities:

Students graduating with a B.A. in Communication from Cal State East Bay will be able to:

  • Create, analyze, edit, and respond to written, spoken, and visual messages in multiple formats and contexts.
  • Research and evaluate effective communication including design and production techniques and quantitative, qualitative, and critical inquiry.
  • Effectively communicate as leaders and participants in collaborative and individual contexts involving divergent ideas, conflicts, and relationships across cultural and gender differences.
  • Explain and illustrate the construction and maintenance of shared communities that influence and are influenced by communication using critical, cultural, racial, socio-political, gender and justice perspectives.
  • Explain and illustrate concepts of ethical and democratic leadership applying major communication perspectives, including rhetorical and discursive processes, purposes, and relevant media.
  • Explain and illustrate the role identity plays in communication within global and local contexts and in negotiating paradoxes of participation.

The Department of Communication has affiliations with the National Communication Association (NCA), Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication (ASJM), the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), and the California Newspaper Publishers Association (CNPA). The department also sponsors campus chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists, and the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that our department and the CSUEB campus is on the ancestral land of the Yrgin Chochenyo Ohlone People. We pay respects to the Ohlone people, past, present, and future. Please reflect on the history of the lands and waterways where we gather together, and the legacies of colonization that have led us to this  moment. Let us consider our roles in reconciliation, decolonization and allyship.

Learn more about the native peoples of the Bay Area:

Learn more about this land and how to directly support Ohlone people by paying a Shuumi Land Tax:

Contact Us

Department of Communication
  • California State University, East Bay
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • 3011 Meiklejohn Hall
  • Hayward, CA 94542
  • COMM Lab
  • 3rd floor of Meiklejohn Hall, Rm 3021
  • COMM Lab