Department of Communication


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Interested in majoring in Communication?

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2015 admission to the Communication major. To be considered, a student must take Com 100 and a logic/statistics class. Students who average a B between those 2 courses are automatically admitted. Details here.





Commencement '15

The Department of Communication will hold a Departmental Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. in SEFCU Arena (map). Students who are eligible to participate will receive a letter from the department with details on the ceremony. No tickets are necessary. Cap and gown are required, and can be ordered from the campus bookstore. The campus-wide ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, May 17. Read: Letter to graduating students.

Summer and Fall '15 schedules available

The Summer and Fall 2015 class schedules are now available online. For detailed information on the Communication listings, see our Forms / Schedules page. Registration began March 23.

Matsaganis' book cited in magazine 

"Understanding Ethnic Media," a 2010 book co-authored by Communication's Matthew Matsaganis (along with Vikki Katz and Sandra Ball-Rokeach), was cited in The Atlantic magazine article "Newspapers That Aren't Dying."

More Department News & Announcements


Professor Annis Golden, ChairWith proximity to New York State’s capital and state government, in the midst of New York State’s burgeoning Tech Valley, and with access to the intellectual resources that only a large public research institution can provide, the Department of Communication at the University at Albany is an exciting place to study for both undergraduate and graduate students.

If you’ve already chosen to study with us, we hope these pages provide you with useful information about our programs and help in making choices about your education.

If you’re considering the possibility of studying with us, please contact us to discuss your goals and what our Department can offer.

Annis Golden, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Chair