About Us

A picture of the exterior of Hugh Gillis Hall building.

Established in 1963, the Department of Communication Studies at San José State University has more than 650 students in the major, 70 students minoring in communication, 36 students in the graduate program, 10 graduate teaching associates, 15 tenured and tenure-track faculty, and 40 lecturers.

Listen, Speak, Engage

The COMM Department prides itself on its motto of "Listen, Speak, and Engage." The department's mission is to educate individuals in competent and ethical communication for meaningful participation in diverse local and global communities.