College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Humanities and Communication

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About HCOM

Humanities and Communication, BA

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities and Communication is an interdisciplinary program that combines a variety of humanities and communication studies areas into one unique degree. Students complete a core set of courses including one each for outcomes in Ethical and Effective Communication, Social and Cultural Analysis, Engaged Creative Practice, and Humanistic Inquiry.

They then choose an area of concentration including:

  • Communication Studies
  • Creative Writing and Social Action
  • English Studies
  • English Subject Matter Preparation
  • Ethnic and Gender Studies
  • Historical Studies
  • Journalism and Media Studies
  • Legal Studies
  • Philosophy and Applied Ethics

HCOM Minors

The School of Humanities and Communication also sponsors or co-sponsors the following minors:

  • Chicanx Studies
  • Creative Writing and Social Action
  • Humanities and Communication
  • Journalism and Media Studies
  • Peace Studies (with the School of Social, Behavioral and Global Studies)
  • Pre-Law
  • Writing and Rhetoric

AA-T Programs

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HCOM News & Events

New Applied Learning Opportunities

The School of Humanities and Communication has created a series of courses for HCOM and other majors to improve key professionals and educational skills through applied learning. All of the course-based options are open to any CSUMB student. Internships are only open to HCOM majors. Check out this list of options and find a great way to improve your resume!

Journalism & Media Studies and English Subject Matter concentrations redesigned

The Journalism and Media Studies, and English Subject Matter Preparation concentrations in the Humanities and Communication major will offer new opportunities for students beginning fall 2020.

Both concentrations have been redesigned to now offer lower-division course options which align with the AA-T in Journalism and the AA-T in English, respectively. This means transfer students can enter the concentrations and take fewer courses.

It also means freshmen and sophomores can now start taking courses in their concentrations prior to obtaining junior status. For more information email the HCOM Chair Dr. Sam Robinson at