The UCSB Department of Communication is a world leader in the social scientific study of communication.
We engage in communication science that is socially relevant, theoretically motivated, and methodologically rigorous. From close relationships to digital media to the workplace of the future, our research and teaching explore communication in the contexts that shape our world. We seek to achieve all of this in a collaborative and collegial atmosphere that respects, celebrates, and advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Our Graduate Program
prepares world-class scholars and teachers who shape the field of communication and industry researchers sought for their contributions in society beyond the academy.
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Our Undergrad Program
provides student with knowledge of social science scholarship in communication, pushing them to apply theory and research to pressing social problems.
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form a supportive and engaged community, made up of internationally recognized scholars, teachers, and leaders in the field of communication.
Affiliated Programs and Centers
Also see the interdisciplinary Doctoral Emphases available to our Graduate Students.