Welcome to the Department of Communication
A Message From the Chair
"Communication occupies an especially exciting position in contemporary scholarship and education. Our faculty come from fields across the Social Sciences and Humanities and bring multiple disciplinary traditions and methodologies to bear in the study of communication as an institutional, technological, cultural, architectural, and cognitive phenomenon, inextricably anchored in and shaped by questions of democracy, diversity, social justice, and social change...."
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.
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.
Our graduate program blends critical communication research and empirical interdisciplinary scholarship pulling from perspectives, theories, and methods from sociology, psychology, education, political science, anthropology, philosophy of science, history, media studies and production, computer science, cultural studies, and critical legal theory.
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.