Welcome to the
School of Communication

As Director of the School of Communication at SDSU, I am very proud of our 90-year tradition of excellence in Communication scholarship and teaching. We offer two undergraduate majors – one in Communication and one in Health Communication. Our program in Health Communication is the first undergraduate major of its kind in the State of California. Our M.A. program is consistently rated by Eduniversal as one of the top 10 Communication programs in the United States and in the world. Our faculty’s research is comparable to that of a top doctoral program, but our faculty focus on the success of our undergraduate and master students.

- Dr. Heather Canary, Professor and Director, hcanary@sdsu.edu

Core Values

Advance KNOWLEDGE: We value the discovery, diffusion, & advancement of communication scholarship. This value includes inspiration of faculty, students, and our broader communities through knowledge generation & innovation.

Promote FAIRNESS, RESPECT, & JUSTICE: We value respectful dialogue, sound argument & deliberation. This value includes promoting compassion, diversity, and social justice.

Foster RELATIONSHIPS: We value building and maintaining relationships. This value includes creating community & understanding through collaboration.

Enhance the PUBLIC GOOD: We value utilizing communication scholarship for the public good.

Vision Statement

The School of Communication envisions sustained excellence in advancing communication scholarship, promoting social justice, fostering relationships, and enhancing the public good. We enact this vision through inspired teaching, innovative collaborative research, and impactful community engagement.