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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Communication Studies

Department Information

Chair: Amy Bippus

Department Office: Academic Services (AS), Room 309

Telephone / FAX: (562) 985‑4301 / 985-4259

Faculty: Jessica Abrams, Terre Allen, Jennifer Asenas, Guy Bachman, Amy Bippus, San Bolkan, Aaron Cargile, Sharon D. Downey, Ragan Fox, Katie Gibson, Amy Heyse, Ann Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Patricia Kearney, Eriko Maeda, James S. Manseau Sauceda, Lynda McCroskey, Valerie C. McKay, Mary McPherson, Timothy G. Plax, Karen Rasmussen, Marc Rich, José Rodriguez, Craig R. Smith, Ebony Utley, Stacy Young

Department Administrator: Wendy Lucas

Hauth Center for Communication Skills

  • Administrative Director: Tim Plax
  • Technical Director: Scott Allen

Students desiring information about the Communication Studies program at CSULB should contact the department undergraduate advisor or the graduate advisor.

Career Possibilities

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Department of Communication Studies provides students with a liberal arts education in communication arts and sciences with specialized training in communication skills and practices at the baccalaureate and graduate levels. The Department of Communication Studies provides two major services to the University community. Each student is required to consult with the department undergraduate or graduate advisor as appropriate for advisement.

NOTE: Lower-division 100 and 200 level classes taken through California Community Colleges satisfy lower-division CSULB Communication Studies requirements.

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Communication Studies

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs