The Mission of the College

The College of Communication and Education is dedicated to excellence in the pursuit and application of knowledge. Students are challenged to integrate theory and research into real-world problem solving, acquire international and multicultural understandings, and effectively use information and technology resources.

Scholarship and service are the goals of graduate and undergraduate programs in the Department of Kinesiology leading to careers in teaching; sports medicine; and exercise, therapy, and fitness. Certification is available in adapted physical education and exercise physiology.

The Department of Recreation and Parks Management offers graduate and undergraduate degrees that prepare students for management careers in recreation, parks, tourism, hotels and resorts, and leisure services.

The School of Communication offers undergraduate programs in public relations and news-editorial in the Department of Journalism. The Department of Communication Design has undergraduate programs in graphic design, mass communication design, instructional technology, and media arts. The Department of Communication Arts and Sciences has undergraduate programs in organizational communication, communication and public affairs, and communication sciences and disorders. Graduate programs are available in communication sciences and disorders, communication studies, and instructional design and technology.

The School of Education departments offer professional education programs leading to basic and specialist credentials as well as master’s degrees. Programs include multiple and single subject, special education, reading/language arts, educational administration, and bilingual/cross-cultural language and academic development.

The Liberal Studies degree is designed to meet the undergraduate preparation needs of individuals planning to acquire a California Multiple Subject Credential.