IMPORTANT: Pre-Registration Advising Hours: Check the "Advising" page for updates on pre-registration advising hours that your COMS advisor will be holding the week of April 22nd, 2019.
Scholarship Opportunity: The Bill King College Scholarship deadline is May 24th.  This $5000 scholarship was established in memory of long-time legendary Bay Area Sports Announcer, Bill King and  will awarded to a student who plans to pursue a career in journalism or broadcasting. For more information, please contact Shelly in the COMS office.
Scholarship Opportunity: The CSU Jim Sanders Media and Leadership Scholarship deadline is May 3rd.  This $2500 scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 acadmic year to a student interested in journalism, news media, or communication.      For more information on criteria for applicants, please contact Shelly in the COMS office.
Upcoming Events: Interested in filmmaking and photography? Coms Asst. Professor Talena Sanders will be part of a special filmmakers panel at the Sonoma Writers' Festival on April 19 and 20, 2019.
COMS Graduating Seniors:  The School of Arts and Humanities Commencment ceremony will be on held on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at 5PM in Weill Hall. Congratulations to all our graduating seniors!!
Do you want to become a COMS Major?:   The deadline to submit your Change of Major application for Fall 2019 was March 25th, 2019.  Applications for Spring 2020 will be available in early October 2019.
Registration for Fall 2019: Registration for the Fall 2019 semester will begin on Monday, April 29th.  Please be sure to come see your COMS advisor prior to registration.  Extended office hours for advisors will be posted here as well as emailed to all COMS students. 
Important Dates:  
  • April 1, 2019: Cesar Chavez Day (campus closed)
  • April 29-May 31, 2019: Registration for Fall 2019
  • May 13-17, 2019: Finals Week
  • May 18-19, 2019: Commencement Ceremonies(A&H Students: May 18th at 5PM)

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, public relations, 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. Check the “announcements” box on this website for the latest dates and information about our application process. Please request to be notified when applications are available each semester. COMS Change of Major - Request to be Notified

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