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 2015-16 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

News & Features

  • Constitution Day 2016

    Attend a special lecture on the U.S. Constitution as Azusa Pacific unites with schools around the country to celebrate Constitution Day.

  • Cougar Interview- Renna Nightingale '14

    An actress and prolific blogger, Renna Nightingale ’14 inspires people to turn life’s unexpected plot twists into catalysts for change and empowerment.

  • View the 2016 New Student Orientation Schedule

    We can't wait to welcome incoming undergraduate students and families to APU! Orientation starts Friday, August 26. View the schedule online or download the APU Events app.