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The Communication major is designed to encompass a balance of communication theory and application courses. Fundamental skill-building courses are the foundation of the major program, so that students work toward the improvement of their communication competencies while increasing their knowledge and experience in preparation for communication professions.

The faculty in our department have expertise in a wide range of specialties, exposing students to all aspects of the communication field.

As highlighted below, Communication students have numerous opportunities to learn and refine their craft outside of the classroom.

Internships and Practica

Internships and practica are an important adjunct to learning. These experiences are available both on and off campus in the areas of radio, television, public relations, journalism, organizational communication and forensics (speech and debate).


The University of the Pacific boasts a chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Through this organization, serious public relations students meet monthly to hear professionals invited from San Francisco and other major market areas discuss contemporary public relations topics.

Communication Honor Society

Pacific's Communication Department hosts a chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the undergraduate honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA).

Communication Department Newsletter

Download our newsletter to learn about the many activities and achievements of our faculty and students this past academic year. Brief profiles of Communication faculty members are included.