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Department of Communication

About the Department

The world needs skilled communicators who can cut through the cluttered media landscape, be heard, and set new ideas in motion, and lead in making effective changes.  At Columbus State University, you’ll be part of an interdisciplinary communication program that blends traditional learning with public-private partnerships that help deliver hands-on experience for students.

In addition to certificate programs, the department offers bachelor's, associate, and nexus degree options. The majority of our undergraduate programs can be completed through a hybrid format or entirely online. For graduate students, our master’s-level
strategic communication management track is fully online, and most of our master's-level creative services management track can be completed remotely.

Join a community of creative learners and leaders – budding filmmakers, broadcasters, social media influencers, and public relations professionals. Our instructors will help you every step of the way through one-on-one learning opportunities and professional mentorships.


Create Your Future

The Department of Communication offers a number of degrees and minors. Explore your options here.

Department Degree Programs
Program Type Programs Available
Associate's Communication (A.A.), Film Production (A.A.)
Nexus Film Production Nexus
Bachelor's Communication (B.A.) 1
Master's Communication (M.A.) 2 3
Minors Communication, Film Production
Undergraduate Certificates Communication Certificate, Film Production Certificate, Social Media Certificate


  1. Online option is available for Communication Studies track.
  2. Creative Services Management track is hybrid with online and low-residency requirement courses.
  3. Strategic Communication Management track is 100% online.

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Beyond the Classroom

At Columbus State University, you'll have opportunities to enhance your education in our degree programs by participating in organizations, events, and more.

Georgia Film Academy

Join Georgia's exciting $6 billion film industry working on one of the sets of the more than 250 films and TV productions shot in the State this year. As the third largest production center in the nation, Georgia boasts of a workforce with more than 100,000 people tied directly or indirectly to this growing part of the economy.

Georgia Film Academy

88.5FM WCUG Cougar Radio

WCUG 88.5 FM is Columbus State University’s student-driven radio station. Operated through the Department of Communication under faculty direction, “Cougar Radio” offers a learning experience for students interested in all facets of radio broadcasting.

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Learn From the Best

The Department of Communication is home to many accomplished faculty members. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. Thanks to a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in our art degree programs.


Dr. Danna Gibson
Professor / Department Chair


Dr. Benjamin Baker
Assistant Professor of Communication


Adam Bova
Assistant Professor of Communication


Dr. Bruce Getz
Assistant Professor of Communication


Dr. Youngrak Park
Associate Professor


Christopher Robinson
Senior Lecturer

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We Can Help

Columbus State University offers students a number of scholarships each year. Learn more about available scholarships.

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