Communication

What is a Communication Major?

The study of communication focuses on how people construct, use, and interpret messages across multiple channels and types of media to inform, persuade, manage, relate to, and influence each other within and across social contexts and cultures. Communication is one of the fastest growing areas of study among UCSB’s undergraduate students. Approximately 1,350 students as pre-majors or majors are currently pursuing the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Communication. The Communication program offers an array of courses across three different areas of interest: interpersonal/intergroup, media and organizational communication.

At UCSB, the Communication major requires completion of upper-division courses chosen from areas such as language and human communicative behavior; interpersonal, family, small group, organizational, and mass communication; persuasion; gender, ethnic, and cultural influences on communication; communication in conflict resolution; and communication law. Choice of electives allows students to shape their programs according to their particular interests.

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