Clubs and Organizations

Association of Human Communication at ASU

The Association of Human Communication at ASU (AHC), was formed by and for undergraduate students of The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication. The focus of AHC is communication, community and careers. The association strives to help communication majors get to know one another and the faculty, share ideas about the major and outside interests and interact with professionals in the field of communication.

ASU Forensic Team, Speech and Debate

Study Abroad

Summer Study Abroad Communication Programs

London, Dublin, Edinburgh

The Human Communication summer study abroad program is one of the most popular faculty-directed programs at ASU. We offer students a unique opportunity to study communication in different cultural contexts while providing them with opportunities to see plays in London’s West End, enjoy the countryside of Ireland, and learn about the castles and kilts of romantic and very cosmopolitan Edinburgh.


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