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The study of Communications is the essential foundation of all other disciplines, because messages are the foundation of the expression of meaning. Communication is at the heart of what it means to be human.

At CSUB, students in Communications have numerous opportunities for hands-on learning. Journalism students produce both print and online versions of The Runner newspaper, while other students create their own podcasts, documentaries, and digital media productions. All Communications majors complete internships with local businesses or agencies, gaining valuable work experience for careers in professional communication.

The Department of Communications at California State University, Bakersfield offers a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Communications with three different emphases: Journalism, Public Relations, and Digital Media.

The department also offers a minor in Communications, as well as Certificates in Journalism, Public Relations, Digital Media, and Communication Studies.

At CSUB, students in Communications have numerous opportunities for hands-on learning. Journalism students produce both print and online versions of The Runner newspaper, including podcasts and blog entries. Digital Media students create their own video, audio, and interactive media productions. Public Relations students learn how to formulate, develop, and apply communication strategies that present an organization in the best light.

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Department of Communications

California State University, Bakersfield

9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022

Phone: (661) 654-6345
Fax: (661) 654-2017
Email: dtorres@csub.edu (Staff)
Email: jpratt@csub.edu (Chair) 
Office: Business Development Center 235A