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Mission Statement

The primary purpose of the Communications Program is to prepare students to be sophisticated in their knowledge of organization in and use of the media, as they prepare for careers as communications professionals. The curriculum stresses knowledge of communications processes, an expected proficiency in writing and practice, and awareness of professional responsibilities, knowledge of ethical practices, and acquaintance with the laws that govern the use of the mass media. Further, the curriculum addresses the relationships between media and the societies they seek to serve viewed from regional, national, and international perspectives.

Descriptions of the Communications emphases can be found by clicking on the links below

Digital Media


Public Relations


Department of Communications

California State University, Bakersfield

9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022

Phone: (661) 654-6345
Fax: (661) 654-3951
Email: (Staff)
Email: (Chair)
Office: Business Development Center 227A