It all begins with
good communication

Welcome to the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication!

Dedicated to studying and improving communication in everyday life

At the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, we explore the complex role of human communication in everyday life.
As a student in our school, you will learn how to communicate effectively whether with one person or large and diverse groups.
Our communication courses will provide you with the tools to understand, analyze and respond to communication problems
and opportunities, including interpersonal relationships, workplace teams, and community, civic and cultural groups.

Discover how the careers of today, and tomorrow, are built on human communication
and how our program can prepare you for an ever-changing world.

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What We Study

Our school is internationally recognized for scholarly excellence in the study of communication. We strive to achieve excellence in research, education and creative endeavors in the complex role of human communication in everyday life.

Research/Initiatives

Our faculty are well known for their cutting-edge methodologies and innovative research and have developed transdisciplinary strategic initiatives to address the most pressing global communication issues of our time.

Degree Programs

The national renown of our dynamic faculty, our first class programs, and the success of our students exemplify the finest in higher education. Pursue a degree that offers an thriving future in the exciting world of communication.

Discover why Communication is ranked as one of the top five
most sought after skills in all job markets ...

Why study here?

Announcements

Course Overrides for Summer 2016 Now Available Online

Course Overrides for 2016 summer COM classes are available online. To read about the process for requesting an override and to submit your request...

CSC Receives NCAA-DOD Grant

The Center for Strategic Communication, an initiative of the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the...

Spend Your Summer in the British Isles!

The Human Communication summer study abroad program has a few spots available for our 2016 British Isles Program.  Our program is one of the most...

Upcoming Events

Tue
Feb
16
Spring 2016 Library Series
Location:
Mesa Public Library, 64 East 1st Street, Mesa, AZ 85202
February 16, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Sat
Feb
20
a live streaming event
Location:
The Empty Space
February 20, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Wed
Mar
2
Spring 2016 Library Series
Location:
Goodyear Branch Library, 14455 W. Van Buren Street, C-101, Goodyear, AZ 85338
March 2, 2016, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.