Research Opportunities

Applications available at Forms or contact the Hugh Downs School office at 480-965-5095 or stop by Stauffer Hall, 412A.

Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society

Welcome to the home of the Alpha Alpha Omicron Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta at Arizona State University!

Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). As a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), LPH has over 400 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide.

Communication Graduate Student Association

The purpose of the CGSA is to foster community among graduate students in The Hugh Downs School Interdisciplinary Graduate Program and any other ASU graduate student on any campus interested in the Communication discipline.  The CGSA also promotes interest in the academic, professional, and social well-being of all organizations' members in an effort to prepare for post-graduate school careers.

Association of Human Communication

The Association of Human Communication (AHC) is an undergraduate organization formed by and for communication and business communication majors at Arizona State University. AHC provides students with unique opportunities to explore the growing world of communication by focusing on communication, careers, and community.

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.