College of Communication & Education

Communication Studies Program

A student speaker is presenting to his peers

In the field of communication there are many areas of concentration where researchers and practitioners specialize in one particular area of study or practice. Students in the communication discipline can start to explore these areas during their studies Communication Studies program here at Chico State, and then continue on in any of the following areas as a part of a graduate or professional studies program. Learn more about the Communication Studies program!

Interests and Experiences

Students who are interested in persuading others, leadership, communicating across differences, and managing people and ideas have found the following experiences invaluable:

  • Chico Great Debate
  • Rookie Tournament - public speaking competition
  • Corporate and non-profit internships
  • Intercollegiate competitive Speech and Debate Team
Career Options
  • Lawyer
  • Political Advocacy
  • Recruiter
  • Press Secretary
  • Strategic Communication Professional