Department of Communication


Summer 2014 schedule of classes available

Though registration doesn't begin until March 2014, the Summer Session 2014 schedule for the Department of Communication has been released. You can find it online or a pdf

Interested in majoring in Communication?

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2014 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 '14

This year's department commencement ceremony will be held at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 17, at SEFCU Arena for B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. students. No tickets are necessary. Students will be emailed with more information. Caps and gowns are expected and can be ordered through the campus bookstore. 

Connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook

For networking and job listings, find us on LinkedIn. For news and photo galleries, see our Facebook page.

Welcome new majors!

Congratulations to 105 UAlbany students and 16 transfer students who were just admitted to the Communication major for Spring 2014. Welcome!

Fall 2014 registration

The undergraduate and graduate schedules for Fall 2014 are now available. Find them here as pdfs. Majors and minors who missed our advisement week should make an appointment at the department office. Registration begins right after Spring break.


Ph.D. student Roger Gans' paper "The Politics of HPV Vaccination Advocacy: Effects of Source Expertise on Effectiveness of a Pro-Vaccine Message" was recognized as the top graduate student paper presented at the 71st annual NYSCA conference (Oct. 18-20). 


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