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Department of Communication

Welcome to the Department of Communication

Look at universities around the United States and you’ll notice that Communication is one of the most popular undergraduate majors. This is certainly true at Portland State University. Here are some reasons why:

  • Get a good job.

  • Earn a good salary.

  • Join an Honor's Society.

  • Prepare for an advanced degree.

  • Get a Master's degree in communication.

Departmental Details

The Department of Communication has office hours from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  See Faculty and Staff for specific faculty office hours.

We are located in the UCB (University Center Building) 440.  

Are you a current student needing to speak to an academic advisor?  Check out our Advising Page to find out about advising appointments.


Departmental News and Updates 

  • Upcoming Colloquium: Adding Communication to Ecological Models of Health Presented by Dr. Lauren Frank When: Friday, February 12th, 2016, 1:00-2:15 PM at The Academic and Student Recreation Center (ASRC) RM 215 

  • Did you miss Prof. Shaker's PDX Talk during Portland State of Mind? Don't worry! It has been recorded and you can watch it here: Lee Shaker Fearless Communicator   

    Three Ways to Stay Connected 
    1.  The Department of Communication now has a mailing list for Undergraduate majors!  To subscribe yourself to the list to receive announcements from the Department about events, job opportunities etc. please click here.

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