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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 Updates 

  • UPCOMING COLLOQUIUM:  "How to Change the World:  Strategic Framing in Non-Proft Communication" by Alex Brehm and Rebeccan Smith will be taking place on Friday May 1, 1-2:30 pm at UCB (University Center Building) 440

  • UPCOMING COLLOQUIUM: "Opening the News Gates?: Human Rights in US News Media 1990-2010" by Prof. Matthew Powers of University of Washington on Friday May 8th, 1:00-2:30pm at Cramer Hall (CH 401)

  • UPCOMING INFORMATION SESSION: Unsure of what you can do with a degree in Communication? Come find out! Thursday, May 14th 2-3pm at UCB (University Center Building) 441

  • UPCOMING EVENT:  Annual Student Recognition Ceremony at Parsons Gallery in the College of Urban and Public Affairs, as we honor and celebrate our graduating Communication students. Friday June 12th, 11:00-12:00 Social Hour with Faculty 12:00-1:00 Ceremony

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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