Department of Communication Studies

Welcome to the Department of Communication Studies where we offer strong degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dynamic and growing, we have the largest number of undergraduate majors of any department in the College of Arts and Letters. 

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PROFILE: Graduate Teaching Associate Vierra - Strong Determination for Student Success

Jessica Vierra is a Graduate Teaching Associate where she teaches two sections of Oral Communication while also completing her Master’s degree. In 2018, Instructor Vierra received the award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching Associate, an award recognizing her excellence in teaching....

PROFILE: Dr. Julie Taylor - Guide, Mentor and Facilitator

Dr. Taylor is recognized as an outstanding faculty member who goes above and beyond for both her current and former students. She identifies her teacher-scholar role as a guide, mentor, and facilitator of knowledge within a rigorous learning environment. Dr. Taylor has made a lasting...

PROFILE: Professor Girard - Bringing the Real World Into the Classroom

Professor Girard
Professor Donald Girard has been a full-time lecturer at CSUSB for six years and has made incredible contributions to the Public Relations concentration due to his knowledge, experience and past work in the industry.Bringing a wealth of real-world insight into his teaching, Professor Girard...