College of Communication & Education

Why choose the College of Communication & Education?

Attending university can potentially be one of the most memorable and rewarding stages of life. Our departments are each strategically designed to helps students get the most out of their coursework. From unique hands-on experiences, to numerous opportunities to connect with industry professionals, our programs provide the highest-value curriculum. If you are looking for an academic home that is committed to creating relevant and marketable experiences for students, then CME is right for you!  The College of Communication and Education houses a diverse array of academic programs, including:  

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders (CMSD)
  • Communication Studies (CMST)
  • Journalism and Public Relations (JOUR)
  • Kinesiology (KINE)
  • Liberal Studies (LBST)
  • Media Arts, Design, and Technology (MADT)
  • Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management (RHPM)
  • School of Education (EDUC)

While our programs span diverse fields, they all provide students with the tools they need to launch both successful careers and rich, full, and engaged lives. We value impactful, engaging, and exciting curriculum that combines knowledge and skills to prepare students for their professional careers. CME alumni are well-rounded, competent communicators who pursue meaningful careers post-graduation. 

Skills and Opportunities

Learn what valuable skills and opportunities students will gain within our college. A majority of our departments house clinics, labs, and special spaces where students can gain real-world experience prior to graduation. Our programs also utilize state-of-the-art technology to further prepare students as they step into their careers.

What the City of Chico has to offer

cartoon map of state parks in California  The city of Chico alone is reason enough to attend Chico State. Our campus is nestled in the heart of downtown Chico where students enjoy music venues, a variety of restaurants, coffee shops, and unique stores. The city of Chico is conveniently located within a manageable drive of some of the most breath-taking California destinations. Within just a few hours, students can find solace in the forests of Lake Tahoe or Yosemite. For a taste of city life, they can visit Sacramento, our state capital, or San Francisco. Weekend trips to Southern California to visit Los Angeles or San Diego are completely doable. In the other direction, the Oregon border is just a half a day away. Students at Chico State get the best of both worlds– small town charm and all of the adventures our Golden State has to offer.
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apply todayTaking the leap and submitting an application can be intimidating and exciting at the same time. Whether you are a first-time student, a transfer, or are applying for another reason, we've got you covered. Each of our departments are made up of dedicated faculty and staff who are attentive to students and their needs. We are more than excited to welcome you to the College of Communication and Education.