Offered as a major (B.A.) and a minor

Communication is a broad field with increasingly diverse opportunities created by the advent of the digital age.

The study of communication is relevant in every industry and endeavor—especially in today’s dynamic media environment.

The Curriculum

Gain practical skills

The program combines the study of communication theory with the development of practical skills—including a vibrant internship program. You will learn to carry out research about media issues, develop media-related projects, and critically evaluate media messages and effects.

Specialize in your area of interest

In addition to gaining a comprehensive background in mass media and communication theory, you will also have the opportunity to emphasize in the areas of:

  • Advertising and public relations
  • Film and television production
  • Journalism (print and online)

Put your learning into practice

Through special courses, on-campus positions, and internships, you’ll get to put what you learn into practice. These include opportunities to:

  • Produce your own radio show on iCLU
  • Write a column for the award-winning Echo newspaper
  • Produce and implement an advertising campaign

Get invaluable career-building experience

You will be required to complete an internship. This invaluable career-building experience allows you to interact with professionals in the field. Organizations that our students have worked with include:

  • J.D. Power & Associates
  • Sage Publishing
  • Disney
  • Warner Brothers
  • Edelman Public Relations
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • Soul Pancake

Join a professional community

Start growing your professional network by participating in organizations such as:

  • Public Relations Student Society of America
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • Lambda Pi Eta (National Communication Association’s official honor society)

Offered as a major (B.A.) and a minor.

  • Advertising/Public Relations
  • Film and Television Production
  • Journalism

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The Experience
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Dr. Pagliassotti and Professor Spehar-Fahey lead a Travel Seminar to Venice every other year. Imagining Venice covers a range of topics about the one-time republic, with a special focus on its place as a symbol within the cultural media and artifacts of the Western world.

Travel not only teaches you about other cultures, but also about yourself. When I take my students abroad, all I can do is put their feet on the road. After that, each student’s journey will be unique.

Dru Pagliassotti
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In 2014, Professors Ryan Medders and Debby Chang led students on a Travel Seminar to China. The course integrated authentic Chinese material with an exploration of its history, philosophies, religions, values, customs, and media.

Taking action is the best way to help you discover your purpose. For example, by participating in a travel seminar students have the opportunity to make a positive difference in their community and the world.

Ryan Medders
Assistant Professor
Your Future

Because of our internship programs, contacts in the professional world, and the excellent support of Cal Lutheran Career Services, the placement rate for communication majors is quite impressive.

Recent graduates have taken rewarding jobs in a variety of fields. These include market research, public relations, and broadcasting.

Our alumni study at:

  • George Washington University
  • New York University
  • University of Southern California
  • Fashion Institute of Design
  • University of California, Los Angeles,
  • University of Surrey (UK)
  • University of California San Diego

They work for:

  • ABC Television
  • ESPN Radio
  • Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts
  • Fox Sports
  • NBC Universal
  • Sony Pictures
  • Time Magazine
  • Warner Brothers
  • City of Simi Valley


Career paths:

  • Account Executive
  • Community Service Coordinator
  • Marketing/Sales Coordinator
  • TV Development Assistant
  • Sales Consultant
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Radio DJ
  • Production Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Market Researcher
  • Human Resources Rep.