Communication & Media Studies
Welcome to COMS!
Are you considering a rewarding career in the media industry? Our department offers small media-focused classes, experienced professors and a hands-on learning experience. Our classes cross over a diverse range of topics which allow students to be knowledgable in many aspects of the communications field.
What is Communication?
Communication as an academic field relates to all that ways we communicate, so it embraces a knowledge. The information relates both to verbal and nonverbal messages. Communication teachers and scholars have developed a definition of the field of communication to clarify it as a discipline for the public: "The field of communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. The field promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication".
CAREERS / FIELDS / INDUSTRIES WHERE SSU COMS ALUMNI GO ON TO WORK!
There are many career paths that a person with a Communication Major can choose. Here are some job titles that former graduates from Sonoma State University with Communication Majors hold. Use this as an ideas list, but certainly not all of the careers you might consider. Some careers may take additional schooling.
|Radio production/business||Music and sound recording||Sports broadcasting||Video Production|
|Television News||Technology||Filmmaking||Television News|
|Television Production/Business||Film Production/Business||Public Relations||Marketing and Sales|
|Advertising||Internet/New Media||Web and Print Journalism||Newspapers|
|Magazines||Photography||Graphic design||Non-Profits and Charities|
|Politics and Government||Law||Teaching||College Administration and Student Affairs|
|Wine Business||Technology||Sports Teams/Franchises|
|Edelman Public Relations||The Outcast Agency||Finn Partners Communications||Insight Global|
|Danny Wimmer Presents||Fandom Marketing||American Cancer Society||Boys & Girls Clubs|
|Feeding America||St. Baldrick’s Foundation||American Red Cross||Warner Brothers|
|Ryan Seacrest Productions||CBS Radio||95.7 The Game sports radio||Cumulus Media|
|Wine Country Radio||Sonoma Media Group||KRON-TV||Comcast SportsNet Bay Area|
|Wine Business Monthly magazine||Classical Guitar magazine||Sonoma Weddings magazine||Woodland Daily Democrat|
|Pacific Sun Weekly||Santa Rosa Press Democrat||Kendall-Jackson Wines||Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards|
|Foley Family Wines||Oakland Raiders||San Francisco Giants||UC Berkeley|
|Sonoma State University Affairs||Sonoma State Green Music Center||California State Government||Sonoma County School District|
|Yamaha Motor Company||Freshness Farms||Urbanity||Sunrun|
|Yelp||Pixel Corps||Williams-Sonoma||Tech Stars|
Fall 2015 schedule is now availble on line and to the left <<< under courses and requirements.
Congratulations to our Class of 2015!
COMS Faculty have been featured in an issue of Sonoma Workplace!
Congratulations to the STAR for winning the American Scholastic Journalism Association's highest honor, the First Place With Special Merit Award.