Department of Communication Studies

Student Learning Comms Studies

Welcome to the Department of Communication Studies

Communication is central to the ongoing processes of culture and society and is therefore a vitally important field of study. At CSUN, the Department of Communication Studies offers a curriculum that embraces a wide range of disciplinary traditions in the study of human communication. These include:

  • Rhetorical Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Language Behavior 
  • Communication Theory



Comms Studies Speaker


Become a more effective and confident communicator by studying oral and written communication. Cultivate a broad range of rhetorical and analytical skills to help advance in your future career.

COMS professor in class


At CSUN, you won't just learn advanced communication theory. You'll conduct research to advance the field and be prepared for a career as a professor or organizational leader.

Coms Studies Professor


Study the power of words to strengthen your communication skills. With a minor in communication studies, you'll gain the confidence you need to share ideas and advance in your career.

COMS students doing work


The California State University, Northridge Speech and Debate team is a full-service intercollegiate forensics program. 

Students Working Comms Studies

CSUN Performance Ensemble

Creatives for Social Change is a multidisciplinary collective that produces original live performances using collaborative writing, poetry, movement, storytelling and more.

Communication For Youth program

Communication For Youth

The Communication for Youth program is a community outreach, service-learning course that enables graduate and undergraduate students to offer public speaking training to students in grades 5 through 12. 


Department Office

Manzanita Hall 220
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8311



  • Phone: (818) 677-2853

Send email


Check our social media
for changes and updates.

Instagram: csun_commstudies 

Scroll back to the top of the page