California State University, Fullerton

Greetings!

On behalf of our faculty and staff in the College of Communications, I would like to extend to you a warm welcome and commend you for selecting California State University, Fullerton. We look forward to working with you while you pursue your academic, personal and professional goals.

As you make your way on campus, we are confident that you will have a great experience if you are engaged and proactive in making choices be become involved! We have found the more information and resources students’ access, the more likely they are to persist and graduate. Make a point of reading the Student Spotlight each month at and get involved in your college! CSUF is a large university, so the first thing you’ve got to do is learn as much as you can and ASK questions.

Learn about the campus,
Find your department office & faculty advisor,
Peek into the college Advisement Center,
Locate a special place in the library to study,
Experience the Mainframe lounge in the Titan Student Union,
Make an appointment to see your Assistant Dean!

Why study Communications at Cal State Fullerton?
This is a great time to be a student in the Departments of Communications, Radio-TV-Film or Human Communication Studies. We have a great track record for preparing students for careers in the media, law, education, business, government, and in health related fields. As you know, the world is experiencing a communications revolution, and our students are being prepared by top-notch faculty to enter this exciting workplace. Students are encouraged to become fully involved inside and outside of the classroom, tapping into the resources that assist them through graduation.

We are near the center of one of the biggest concentrations of mass media in the world. As a result, the College of Communications has developed excellent relationships with the professional community. Through our professional contacts, connections with alumni, outstanding faculty and an extensive internship program, the college maintains contact with employers not only in California but throughout the nation. Read more ...

Faculty in the college emphasize high quality teaching standards, as well as a commitment to the communications profession through scholarly research, publications and conference presentations. These faculty will provide you with inspiration, intellectual challenge, academic and career advisement and the kind of environment that will help you grow personally and professionally.

The College of Communications is equipped with modern laboratory facilities including a sophisticated speech and hearing clinic and voice labs; photography studio; two 20-station computerized writing laboratories; a Macintosh-based graphics laboratory; a digital imaging lab; a television studio, control room, and video editing bays; a film editing laboratory; and a daily newspaper newsroom and production area.

The accomplishments of our talented undergraduate students are recognized annually in a variety of areas. The Daily Titan is one of the nation’s top-rated student newspapers. The online version was rated best in the country in 1998 by the College Press Network and second only to one other university in 1999. Debate & Forensics consistently ranks as one of the best programs in the nation. Students win top national and regional honors in the American Advertising Federation Competition. The communicative disorders program provides national leadership in multicultural and bilingual issues. The public relations program is consistently rated as one of the best in the nation. Click here to learn about our recent awards!

Why get to know your Assistant Dean?
I work closely with both the Dean of Students and the Dean of the College of Communications to promote your success as a student. If you have any concerns about the college, speak to me and I will explain your rights as a student and help you navigate the system at Cal State Fullerton. Please see me as questions arise about admissions, internships, academic policies, and scholarships related to your major. As your Assistant Dean, I can also help you with leadership development and campus involvement. Make sure to visit our college website, access the Student Communiqué, and join a group related to your major!

My goal is to provide linkages for you between the College of Communications and the CSU Fullerton community. You can find me in the Dean’s Office in College Park 450. Contact me at (657) 278-7083 or via email at pbockman@fullerton.edu .

Remember, I am available and eager to help you. If I cannot actually provide the answer or assistance, I know who can. Consider me your college resource person!