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2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Studies

Chair: Ann Johnson

Department Office: Academic Services (AS), Room 309
Telephone: (562) 985-4301

Website: http://www.cla.csulb.edu/departments/communicationstudies/

Faculty: Jessica Abrams, Terre Allen, Jennifer Asenas, Guy Bachman, San Bolkan, Aaron Cargile, Sharon D. Downey, Michael Eisenstadt, Ragan Fox, Stephanie Hartzell, Amy Heyse, Ann Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Adam Kahn, Patricia Kearney, James S. Manseau Sauceda, Yuping Mao, Lynda McCroskey, Valerie C. McKay, Mary McPherson, Marc Rich, Subrina Robinson, Jessica Russell, José Rodriguez, Ebony Utley, Stacy Young

Department Administrator: Wendy Lucas

Hauth Center for Communication Skills

Administrative Director: Tim Plax

Technical Director: Jamie Wiles

Students desiring information about the Communication Studies program at CSULB should contact the department undergraduate advisor or the graduate advisor.

College: College of Liberal Arts  

Courses: COMM  

Career Possibilities

Personnel Specialist • Claims Adjuster • Radio/TV Announcer • Community Organization Worker • Actor/ Actress • Management Trainer • Foreign Service Officer • Advertising Worker • Development Officer/Fundraiser • Lobbyist • Clergy • Lawyer • College Professor • Freelance Writer • Researcher • Politician • Promoter • Speech Writer (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see www.careers.csulb.edu.)


Department of Communication Studies provides students with a liberal arts education in communication arts and sciences with specialized training in communication skills and practices at the baccalaureate and graduate levels. The Department of Communication Studies provides two major services to the University community. Each student is required to consult with the department undergraduate or graduate advisor as appropriate for advisement.

NOTE: Lower-division 100 and 200 level classes taken through California Community Colleges satisfy lower-division CSULB Communication Studies requirements.


    Undergraduate DegreesGraduate and Professional DegreesMinor


      Communication Studies