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 courses 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

The following papers (and others to be added soon!) have been accepted for presentation at the...

Ben Smith wins a 2016 Dean's Graduate Mentoring Award. This Award recognizes graduate students...

Professor Jennifer Kam wins the 2016 Early Career Award from the Interpersonal Communication...

Professors Tamara Afifi and Walid Afifi rejoin the Department, after several years at University...

Risa Jensen, Communication Major, was selected as the recipient of the 2015-2016 College of...

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