College - Author 1

College of Liberal Arts

Department - Author 1

Communication Studies Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BA in Communication Studies

College - Author 2

College of Liberal Arts

Department - Author 2

Communication Studies Department

Degree - Author 2

BA in Communication Studies



Primary Advisor

Megan Lambertz-Berndt, College of Liberal Arts, Communication Studies Department


This assessment examines the Cal Poly Communication Studies (COMS) Department’s organizational needs and obstacles to effectively educating students in the major. We also propose a research question and method in order to provide the COMS department with insight into their organizational needs. Specifically, we have identified issues in overall educational effectiveness in correspondence with the needs and perspectives of their students. We will look into this issue through interviews, surveying, and analyzing the current COMS curriculum.