Founded in 1885, ASU Forensics has a proud tradition of excellence and competitive success in speech and debate. We are one of the last full-service speech and debate programs in the country.

Undergraduate Studies

Welcome to our undergraduate degree programs!

As one of the largest academic units within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University on the Tempe campus, the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication offers two undergraduate degree programs. Our communication courses provide students with the tools to understand, analyze and respond to communication problems and opportunities in a variety of contexts, including interpersonal relationships, workplace teams, and community, civic and cultural groups.


Welcome COM Alumni!

Kathleen Duffy Ybarra"It is difficult to name just one valuable experience that I was afforded at ASU, but I believe it was a combination of the leadership and life experiences. They gave me the confidence that I could do whatever I set my mind to" (Princeton Review).

Human Communication

it all begins with good communication...

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