Department of Communication


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

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 was held at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 17, at SEFCU Arena for B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. students. Our commencement speech was delivered by Susan Arbetter, Emmy Award-winning host and producer of the syndicated public radio program the Capitol Pressroom. For photos and a video from this year's ceremony, check out our Facebook page.

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."

Welcome new majors!

Congratulations to 124 UAlbany students and 23 transfer students to date who have been admitted to the Communication major for Fall 2014. Welcome!  

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