Departmental Needs

UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Communication is internationally known for its research and instruction in communication processes and effectsand is one of the top communication programs in the country. We prepare tomorrow’s leaders with the scholarly background and intellectual skills necessary to analyze and manage complex social issues critically and effectively. Students develop in-depth understanding and abilities related to problem solving, relationship building, persuasion, message design, negotiation, and collaboration. To that end, as a Department we have organized our funding opportunities into several categories: (a) fund for excellence, (b) undergraduate and graduate student support, (c) research and community outreach, (d) faculty support, (e) communication lecture series, and (f) facilities and capital naming opportunities.