Welcome

The Department of Communication Studies, housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, offers two distinct undergraduate degrees and two minors. The department runs two nationally award-winning student publications, The Clause newspaper and Collide magazine. It also has a campus radio station, KAPU; visual media unit, Capture; and an internationally ranked Forensics (Speech and Debate) Team.

The department hosts the annual David C. Bicker Communication Ethics Conference each spring. This conference showcases faculty and student research, scholarship, and reflective thinking on relevant issues in communication ethics. Read more about the Ethics Conference.

Learn more about the department and our faculty.

Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

News & Features

Department of Communication Studies

  • Cougar Interview— Lisa Hoeksema '06

    After three years working in China, Lisa (Bareman '06) Hoeksema, secured a management role at the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • Living His Dream

    Once a wide receiver at Azusa Pacific, Jesse Merrick's '12 big break arrived in August 2014, when he became a full-time sports anchor/reporter at News Channel 5 in Grand Junction, Colorado.

  • APU Graduate and Aspiring Journalist Recognized at White House

    Just three weeks before Hunter Foote ’15 walked across the stage at Azusa Pacific’s commencement, she received an unexpected invitation to attend a White House event as a guest of honor in April 2015.

Elsewhere at APU

  • A Jump of Faith

    Teyana Poole '17 finds hope in the challenges, drawing inspiration from her brother and father.

  • Obedient Scholar

    Jennifer E. Walsh, Ph.D., dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, delights in helping students see that the stewardship of their academic gifts represents an act of obedience that pleases God.