Fall 2021 Registration: Registration for the Fall 2021 semester begins on Monday, April 12th.  We encourage COMS majors to meet with their advisors prior to their registration time.  Advisors will be holding additional office hours the week of April 5th.  
Internship Stories: Check out our new feature under "Internships" highlighting personal stories from COMS students and faculty on the value of internships. 

Welcome to Communication and Media Studies at Sonoma State University!

We are excited to be planning for our fall semester. In choosing the fall schedule we worked to create a balance of remote and face to face instruction to best support our students.


Congratulations COMS Class of 2021


Faculty, Alumni and Student Spotlights

Please check out our News and Events page to see spotlights on our amazing faculty, alumni and current Coms students.

Communication & Media Studies

Are you considering a career in media? Our department offers media-focused courses, experienced professors and a hands-on learning experience. Our classes cross over a diverse range of topics and skillsets which allow students to be knowledgeable in many aspects of the media industry.

What is Media Studies?

Media Studies explores the history and impact of media on society as well as research theory and methods of media analysis. Our core curriculum is designed to make students smarter, more savvy media consumers as well as more thoughtful and ethical media practitioners.

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We also provide our students with a robust curriculum that allows them to develop media skills in a variety of areas, including video production, writing for the media, public relations, broadcasting and digital media. Students have the opportunity to focus on specific skills or developing skills across the media spectrum.

Change of Major

Do you want to become a COMS Major?

COMS is an impacted major.  Please request to be notified when applications are available each semester. COMS Change of Major - Request to be Notified

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