Jul 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Communication

Michael Andrew Moshier, Ph.D., Interim Dean
Sara LaBelle, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Academic Programs and Faculty Development
Andrea Weber, Ed.D., Assistant Dean of Advising and Student Life
Professors: Bevan, Han, Hopson, Jia, Katz, Miller-Day, Moshier, Nichter, Sparks, Weber, K.;
Associate Professors: Bejerano, Forster, Janicke-Bowles, LaBelle;
Instructional Associate Professor: Weber, A.;
Assistant Professors: Ball, Buckley, Li, Vendemia;
Instructional Assistant Professors: Brooks, Maeda;
Instructors: Bartosh, Nichols, Rogeness, Ross;
Presidential Fellow: Kotkin.

The School of Communication is committed to maintaining an academic and social environment in which students may develop into inquiring thinkers who communicate productively in society. We do so by exposing students to theories and research emanating from the communication discipline and by providing them with opportunities to apply their knowledge and practice communication principles in varied settings. Students learn and practice the skills important for developing and sustaining high quality, ethical relationships in personal, professional, and global contexts.

Lambda Pi Eta is chartered and sponsored by the National Communication Association which meets on a regular basis to network and promote the field of communication studies. Guest speakers include members of the community, alumni, professionals and faculty. The student-run club meetings are open to all School of Communication majors. However, official membership requires that applicants have completed 60 semester credits (12 in the SoC), a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 and a major GPA of at least a 3.3. Membership includes a certificate from the national office, an honor stole, a pin, and other networking materials and opportunities.

Chapman Radio offers students the opportunity to work with Chapman University’s own radio station, heard on campus and around the world via the Internet (Chapman Radio | On the air since 1967). Students may participate by having their own radio show or by helping to produce radio shows for others. Other opportunities include programming, publicity and promotion. The Chapman radio workshop also offers university credit for participation in this activity.

Honors at Graduation
The School of Communication awards honors to graduating seniors who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement. Requirements for consideration include a GPA of 3.700 or higher in the major and a cumulative GPA of 3.500 or higher.

Master of Science in Health and Strategic Communication
The Master of Science in Health and Strategic Communication graduate program aims to foster an understanding of the behavioral, psychological and social bases of health and requires students to engage in individual scholarship or team research of an interdisciplinary nature. Health and strategic communication is the study and use of communication strategies to inform and influence individual, institutional, community and public audiences about important health issues. Our mission is to help improve policy and decision-making through evidence-based research, analysis and application.

Chapman and non-Chapman students can apply to the M.S. program as early as the spring semester of their junior year. Students will receive conditional admission to the program, pending completion of their B.A. degree. (See the Graduate catalog for more details.)


Bachelor of Arts

Integrated Program


Communication Studies

Strategic and Corporate Communication

World Languages and Cultures