May 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Studies

Chair: Ann Johnson

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


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, 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

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


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.  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.


    Graduate and Professional DegreesUndergraduate DegreesMinor


      Communication Studies