Discover a path to your career in communications

Thousands of careers are open to graduates who possess the skills garnered in Pacific's Communication Program. With a communication degree you will learn to be a leader in your local and global communities by creating communication strategies for the public good. You will understand communication theory, research methodologies and become proficient in all forms of communication: oral, written, and media.

Professional Training

Hands-on Practice

Study in a variety of fields

What can you do with a communication degree?

Pacific’s communication major is an expansive program that prepares you for a variety of careers depending on your interests and professional goals. Some study paths you can take are:

Media & Pop Culture

Learn how to become an influencer or start a professional pop culture career by developing production and design skills. 

Advocacy & Social Justice

Develop deliberation and litigation skills to pursue a career in leadership or become a public figure inspiring change.

Personal & Cultural Relationships

Learn how to foster meaningful relationships by developing dialogue and mediation skills on your way to becoming a personal or cultural communication practitioner.

Pacific’s communication alumni are leaders in fields including education, entertainment, tech, politics, sports and health care.

  • Disney Television Animation 
  • Foundation for California Community Colleges 
  • Yahoo 
  • Visit Stockton 
  • Workday 
  • Webex by Cisco 
  • Omada Health 
  • VSP Vision Care 
  • H.P. 
  • CBS Sports 
  • Visit Stockton 
  • San Juan Unified School District 
  • Visa 
  • E&J Gallo Winery 
  • Stone Brewing 
  • Disneyland Resort 
  • Snowmass Tourism 
  • County of Sonoma 
  • T-Mobile 
Communiations Student Elizabeth Monterroso
Outstanding Student
Elizabeth Monterroso

As a future attorney, Elizabeth understands how important public speaking is for her future career. She is developing these skills in her communication classes and by competing with the Pacific Speech and Debate Team. Elizabeth hopes that these experiences will make her stand out among other law school applicants.

Speech and Debate Team

Nationally Ranked Speech and Debate Team

For over seven decades, University of the Pacific has competed with distinction in intercollegiate speech and debate. The Pacific teams are regulars in national championship competition and have compiled enviable records at both the regional and national levels.

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Radio Station

Student-Run Radio Station

Pacific Tiger Broadcasting is a student-run online radio station operating in the Communication department. With so many outlets to broadcast, premiere, and produce content, we provide interviews at our station, music that you've never heard, live performances, and stories waiting to be told.

Lambda Pi Eta

Nationally Ranked Honor Society

Lambda Pi Eta is the National Communication Association's official honor society at four-year colleges and universities nationwide. The honor society recognizes outstanding student scholars in Communication. Pacific's chapter is the Iota Eta Chapter.

Success After Pacific
Nicholas Gray '17

When Nick Gray ’17 transferred to Pacific, he was focused on pursuing a career in corporate communication. Currently, he is a crisis and issues specialist with Hewlett Packard Inc. He appreciates the quality of education and hands-on opportunities he received at Pacific. Nick believes that Pacific’s name recognition and strong alumni network gave him a competitive edge during the job application process.

Nicholas Gray

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Master of Arts in Communication
Minor in Communication
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Master of Arts Degree in Communication

Get training in communication theory, methodology and practice, while developing the knowledge and skills to solve work-related communication problems.

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Contact Us

Speech and Debate Team
Department of Communication

3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211