Welcome to the Communications Department website. We offer Bachelor of Arts degrees Advertising/Public Relations, Journalism, and Film, Television and Media.

Our goal is to teach students how to create and critically analyze textual and visual media content while providing an understanding of the various media industries, professions, and practices; media laws, theories and research methods; and media messages and representations. We encourage students to respect and celebrate all forms of diversity, and we train students to be sensitive to and provide a voice for underserved populations and communities, work in the public interest, and engage in social responsibility to audiences and the society at large.


News & Announcements 

Dr. Miriam Hernandez

The Communications Department welcomes Dr. Miriam Hernandez to the department.  Dr. Hernandez joins the Advertising and Public Relations Program.  She did her PhD in Communication in City University of Hong Kong and was a post-doctoral researcher at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She is originally from Mexico, where she obtained her bachelor and master’s diploma and has taught in Mexico, France and Hong Kong. She likes traveling and setting her old routines to new places. She has collaborated with nonprofits in Asia and is always looking for ways to integrate real-world experiences into her classes. She researches topics on public relations, political communication, and Latino & gender issues in the creation of traditional and online media content. Her next published paper will be about Game of Thrones and how the show portrays people of color in the lands of Essos versus that of Westeros, proving that research allows you to turn your hobbies into work.   

Scheduling an Appointment with an Advisor

You can now schedule an appointment with an Academic Advisor online by following the link below.  You can still book an appointment in LIB 5324.  You can schedule an appointment for any of the following reasons:

  1. General Education requirements for a Bachelor's Degree
  2. Overall graduation requirements
  3. Academic probation and disqualification requirements
  4. University policies and procedures

To schedule an advising appointment (a new window will appear):  Appointment Schedule

Upcoming Events

November Events

November 6

  • Arts & Entertainment Career & InternshipExpo, 12:00pm, LSU Ballroom B, Meet with employers such as Dignity Health, Final Touch Media, LiveNation, Netflix, Ticketmaster and learn about career options in the arts and entertainment industry. RSVP on Handshake
  • Netflix Informational Session, 3:00pm, LSU Ballroom B, Attend an informational session and learn about career opportunities within Netflix. RSVP on Handshake

November 12

  • Television Writers Panel, 7:00pm, LSU Ballroom A, Meet writers from shows like The CHI, Queen Sugar, The Tonight Show, Jingle Around the Clock, and Robot Chicken, Free and open to the public.  Refreshments served.  Contact for more info.

More events can be found on our Events Page

If you would like an event posted on our calendar, please fill out the Calendar Request Form and email it to