Rick D. Pullen
ASSISTANT DEAN, STUDENT AFFAIRS
Peggy Garcia Bockman
College Park Building, Suite 450
"The College of Communications provides an excellent learning environment with nationally recognized faculty and modern laboratory facilities. Students are welcomed into a supportive environment that consists of computerized writing, editing photo and graphics labs; a cutting edge media facility providing digital content production, broadcast and streaming services; a speech and hearing clinic; a
presentation lab, and a newspaper and magazine production complex.”
Dean Rick D. Pullen
College of Communications
The College of Communications is committed to advancing a democratic society by preparing students to function in a wide variety of communication professions. With a strong tradition in the liberal arts and social sciences, the academic programs of the College share a common theoretical base which identifies the elements of human communication and the principles governing their use in all communicative processes essential to contemporary society, namely, the spoken and written word and visual images. Specialized programs in advertising, communication theory and process, intercultural, interpersonal, organizational communication, communication studies, communicative disorders, journalism, photocommunications, public relations, entertainment and tourism, and radio-television-film make up the basic curricula of the College. These programs of study lead to traditional academic degrees for undergraduates and graduates, to state credentials and licenses, to professional certification, and to entry into graduate and professional degree programs.
Academic programs in the College of Communications prepare students to function as professionals in the fields of business, education, government, entertainment, and in media and health related careers. Ancillary educational experiences are available through the campus daily newspaper, audio and video production recording studios, television facility, forensics program, speech and hearing clinic, the Center for Children who Stutter, Tusk magazine and internships in professional settings.
The College is dedicated to the principles of academic excellence and sees its fundamental mission as preparing citizens to function as effective communicators who practice their disciplines in accordance with the highest ethical codes of professional and personal conduct.
Communications, Bachelor of Arts
Communications, Master of Arts
Communicative Disorders, Bachelor of Arts
Communicative Disorders, Master of Arts
Public Relations, Minor
Speech Communication, Bachelor of Arts
Speech Communication, Minor
Speech Communication, Master of Arts
Radio-TV-Film, Bachelors of Arts
The College of Communications supports a large number of student organizations and activities that provide a wide variety of preprofessional opportunities for academic advancement. They include: the Advertising Club; Comm Grads: Communications Week; Daily Titan; Debate (forensics); Entertainment and Tourism; International Association of Business Communicators; National Press Photographers Association; National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association; Public Relations Student Society of America; Society of Professional Journalists; Titan Internet Radio; Tusk Magazine; and TV-Film Society.
The Department of Communications is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. The Communicative Disorders program in the Department of Human Communication Studies is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
A wide variety of student internships are available throughout Southern California.
In the Department of Communications, students are required to complete an internship, unless specifically waived from doing so, normally as the culminating undergraduate experience. The Human Communication Studies’ internship is optional and normally taken sometime in the junior or senior year.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
Some $30,000 in scholarships and awards is presented annually to students in the College of Communications. Among the sponsors of scholarships are the Advertising Club of Orange County, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Hearst Foundation, the Orange County chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, and the Society of Professional Journalists. Awards annually are presented to students who excel in academic and pre-professional activities in the three departments.
The College of Communications is equipped with modern laboratory facilities including a state-of-the-art speech and hearing clinic; photography studio; teaching labs for writing and graphics with more than 200 upgraded and networked workstations; television and sound studios and control rooms; video and audio production, postproduction, storage and streaming facilities; film editing laboratory; a daily newspaper newsroom and production area; Internet radio; dedicated multi-media network and quality video-on-demand and multicasting facilities.