Undergraduate Studies

Congratulations on being accepted to UCSD! We are excited to welcome the newest cohort of Communication majors this fall for the 2019-2020 academic year. We invite you to explore this page to learn about the exciting opportunites we have to offer. If you still have questions you can contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Welcome!

undergrad-main-page-inline-what-is-the-comm-major.pngCommunication at UCSD is a field of study that emphasizes the role of technologies of communication in shaping human experience and relationships. It draws from a range of disciplines, including anthropology, psychology, sociology, political science, and visual arts.

Undergraduates learn interdisciplinary approaches to analyzing communication:

  • Situated practices approaches emphasize language, bodily activities, and design shape consciousness and identity. This approach is the focus of Comm 10 and Comm 100A.
  • Interpretive strategies approaches emphasize how to see, question, and remake the images, film, texts, and symbols we are immersed in everyday. This approach is the focus of Comm 10 and Comm 100B.
  • Social forces emphasize the institutions, business models, and production processes that make the media and control content. This approach is the focus of Comm 10 and Comm 100C.