Become a communication leader

We live in an "information now" society, and thousands of careers are open to graduates who possess the skills that are emphasized in our department. Our mission is to prepare you to be a communication leader in your community and career field.

“I learned to be a professional at University of the Pacific.”

Professional Training

With a communication degree from Pacific, you will learn how to create communication strategies for the public good as a leader in your local and global communities. You will understand communication theory, research methodologies and become proficient in all forms of communication: oral, written and media.

Hands-on Practice

We offer you plenty of opportunities for practical training through our campus radio station, Pacific Tiger Broadcasting. You can host your own podcast, produce videos for social media, write for the student newspaper, or hone your powers of persuasion on our renowned speech and debate team.

Communication major Joey Guidi
Outstanding Student
Joey Guidi

When Joey isn't juggling four classes, he's spending dozens of hours each week as the operations manager and engineer in charge of Pacific's internet radio station.

What can you do with a communication degree?

Public relations, marketing, journalism: Pacific students enjoy success in these fields and continue to blaze new trails in the field of communication.

Nationally Ranked
Speech and Debate Team

For over seven decades, University of the Pacific has competed with distinction in intercollegiate speech and debate. The Pacific teams are regulars in national championship competition and have compiled enviable records at both the regional and national levels.

Speech and debate team

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts in Communication
Master of Arts in Communication
Minor in Communication
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Master of Arts Degree in Communication

Get training in communication theory, methodology and practice, while developing the knowledge and skills to solve work-related communication problems.

Ready to take the next step?
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Contact Us

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Department of Communication
209.946.2505

3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211