Mission

The UCSB Department of Communication is internationally known for its research and education in communication processes and effects. Our mission is to provide theoretically motivated, innovative, and rigorous research, teaching, and service. We help students, researchers, and professionals understand how communication is developed, interpreted, and exchanged to inform, influence, and connect across a wide range of social contexts and cultures.

 


Teaching & Research

Teaching and research are vital activities for the Department of Communication at University of California, Santa Barbara. Our department offers over 65 different courses to more than 1200 undergraduate majors and over 25 different classes to our 35 graduate students in three core areas—interpersonal and intergroup communication, organizational communication, and media (from mass to online/digital).

 


 

Check out the most recent news, awards, and events below. Select an entry to get more details (including photos). Click on the Events Calendar for a view of scheduled events. For prior entries, please go to the News, Awards, or Events Archives on the left of the News & Events page.

Announcements

Dr. Linda Putnam has been honored with the 2015 UCSB Faculty Research Lectureship Award.  This...

As of 2/23/2015, UCSB Communication Graduate Student Accomplishments (2014-2015)

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Kam, J. A., Figueroa-Caballero, A., & Basinger, E. D. (May, 2015). Constructing a measure of...

Congratulations to Sarah Randall, an undergraduate in our department and a Lambda Pi Eta officer...

Directed by our faculty member Dr. Debra Lieberman, the newly established Center for Digital...

Events, Upcoming

Annual Department of Communication Awards Ceremony; see...

  1. June 5, 2015 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm

Senior Honors students will present their Theses.  See...

  1. June 5, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Professor Matthew C. Nisbet, Northeastern University Presents Engaging the Public on...

  1. May 15, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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