The Department of Communication Studies, housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, offers three distinct undergraduate degrees in Communication Studies, Journalism, and Public Relations, and three minors.
The department supports a converged student media experience, ZU Media: Student Voice of Azusa Pacific University, at ZUnews.com. The site offers students an opportunity to create journalistic content for the various media platforms of ZU News, ZU TV, ZU Radio and ZU Magazine, covering all campus news. The department also engages a nationally competitive forensics team and a national honors society (Lambda Pi Eta).
The department also hosts the annual IMPACT Conference each spring, which brings students, alumni, and faculty together to experience scholarship through reflective thinking and advancement in topics related to communication, journalism, and public relations. Learn more about the IMPACT Conference.