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Commitments to Actions in Response to the Murder of George Floyd

We extend our deepest solidarity with Black students, staff, and faculty at our university, with Black communities across the country, and with people throughout the world who are grieving. We declare that ALL Black Lives Matter here and across the world.

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COVID-19 Updates

Hear from our Department Chair Dr. Brian Goldfarb about how we are responding and adjusting to the ongoing changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a list of useful resources provided by UC San Diego.

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Who we are


The Communication Department at UC San Diego is distinctive in a number of ways. Our department brings together faculty and graduate students from many different disciplinary backgrounds, and encourages research that cuts across standard boundaries between disciplines and subfields.

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Communication 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.

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Associate Professor Christo Sims to join the Institute of Advanced Studies as Member this fall

Associate Professor Christo Sims was recently awarded a prestigious fellowship to join the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) with The School of Social Science as one of 25 visiting researchers or “Members” this fall. Read more at our news page

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Read all about the latest events, new publications, new faculty, and student achievements at our News page.

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If you are considering or in the process of applying to UC San Diego, you can learn everything you need to know about our Undergraduate Studies program by perusing our website.

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If you have received your admissions letter, congratulations! Now is the time to start learning more about the Communication Major and Minor. Explore our website to learn more.

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Graduate Student Dorothy Howard and Adviser Dr. Lilly Irani Receive NSF Science and Technology (STS) Doctoral Dissertation Research Initiative Grant

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Our Undergraduate Academic Advisers are available to help you navigate our program. Academic Advising is available to all UC San Diego students who are registered and enrolled in classes.

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Award-winning research

Our department is host to a broad range of cutting edge research melding theory and practice with an ethos of community engagement.

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New Publication

Dr. Lilly Irani's Book "Chasing Innovation" wins 2019 Diana Forsythe Prize

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Need to find current or upcoming courses?

If you are looking for Communication courses offered this academic year visit our Quarterly Descriptions for Seminars and Topics Courses page

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Need to find previous courses?

If you are looking for Communication courses previously offered in the last year, use this link:

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Need to find future courses?

If you are looking for the proposed course schedule for the 2020-2021 academic year use this link:

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