California State University, East Bay, Communication Department

The Department of Communication has a long, rich history of serving students in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our programs instill practical skills, communication theory, and critical analysis, taught by a diverse faculty of leaders in their areas of expertise. We offer the first state-university program in the San Francisco Bay Area to adopt an interrelated approach to the convergence of media, modes, and contexts, in new and traditional forms. Undergraduate students may choose one of 3 concentrations: Communication and Media Studies, Strategic Communication, or Multimedia Journalism. Our M.A. students also have 3 completion options to choose from, allowing them to steer their progress towards their desired outcome. We host several student-run and/or student-serving entities: The Pioneer News Online, Pioneer Web TV, East Bay Live podcast, and the COMM Lab. First-generation ‘under-served minority’ students make up the majority of our department’s vibrant, active community, with half considered ‘low income.’