Communication, Media, and Persuasion

New Department / New Areas of Emphasis

Areas of study from what used to be the Department of Mass Communication and the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies have been integrated and completely redesigned. These four emphases, now reflected in the 2014-2015 catalog, offer solid theoretical foundation as well as relevant technical skill development, all to benefit those who study in our program.

Check out our great new curriculum by following the links below.

Communication and Rhetorical Studies or Mass Communication students already working in one of the earlier catalogs have a couple of options.

  • Option one: You may continue in your program as planned, and the CMP department will make sure nothing interferes with progress toward graduation. Be sure to meet and work closely with an advisor since some course substitutions may be needed because of the recent curricular overhaul.

  • Option two: You may choose to shift to one of the new, more integrated CMP programs. If you choose this option, also be sure to meet and work closely with an advisor, and we will make sure any finished coursework counts toward program completion.

Not Looking for a CMP Major?

We offer a number of great minors that can build your skill set and marketability

Find out about CMP minors!


Declare a CMP Major or Minor!

Click here to declare a major or minor for the first time, to change from your current major or minor, or to add a second major or minor.

Contact Us

Communication, Media, and Persuasion
Idaho State University
921 S. 8th Ave., Stop 8242
Pocatello, ID 83209-8242

Fax: (208) 282-4598

Department Offices

Frazier Hall, room 219, (208) 282-3695
Liberal Arts, room 120, (208) 282-3295


James R. DiSanza, Ph.D., Department Chair
Shelley Saban, Administrative Assistant (Frazier Hall)
Virginia Barnett, Administrative Assistant (Liberal Arts)

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