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Dept of Communication

Department of Communication


More than half our classes are now offered in-person at our Hayward campus. Please join us face-to-face in the physical world for the best learning experience you can have. 

You will also notice we continue to offer a robust number of classes virtually so you can maximize your scheduling flexibility. 

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.



Bachelor of Arts in Communication (3 concentrations)

  1. Communication and Media Studies
  2. Strategic Communication
  3. Media Production

Undergraduate Minor in Communication

Our Master of Arts in Communication us undergoing program revision at this time. New students may apply to the revised program in 2025.


Student-run/student-serving entities

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), the Cultural Studies Association (CSA), 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