Communication Studies

The Communication Studies Department

Communication Studies is the study of human interaction as it pertains to the dynamics of individual, social, intercultural and civic life.  It is premised on the belief that effective communication is the cornerstone of successful professional careers, relationship partnerships, and responsible citizenship.  Communication Studies gives students a solid basis for many career paths and can be enhanced with multidisciplinary study in related fields.

Earn your AA-T In Communication Studies (18 Units)

Required Core (3 units)

  • COMM 100 – Human Communication

Choose 2 (6 units) from List A

  • COMM 105 – Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 124 – Small Group Communication
  • COMM 135 – Argument and Critical Thinking

Choose 2 (6 units) from List A or B

  • COMM 120 – Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 138/238 – Forensics
  • JOUR 110 – Global Media

Choose 1 (3 units) from List A or B or C

  • JOUR 101 – Reporting and Writing
  • PSY 101 – Intro to Psychology
  • SOC 101 – Intro to Sociology
  • ANTH 102 – Cultural Anthropology

Speech and Debate/Forensics

Join the Cypress College Speech and Debate (Forensics) Team and participate in speech and debate tournaments. We regularly compete in local, state, and national competitions, with our travel expenses paid.

Communication Studies Scholarship

Applications for the 2019 Communication Studies Scholarship are now being accepted.

For more information, please use this link:

The deadline is April 1, 2019.



Michael Brydges
Joshua House
Liana Koeppel
John Lambros
Jennifer Page

Communication Studies Department

Location: Humanities, Room 240
T: (714) 484-7169