School of Communication
Pioneer of communication studies in Malaysia since 1971
Since 1971, Universiti Sains Malaysia has been offering the Communication Studies programs at the School of Humanities and graduates were awarded the Bachelor of Arts Degree. In 1984, the Ministry of Education has approved the establishment of the Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Program from the 1984/1985 Academic Session as a result of a report from the University Board of Studies. Considering the development of the communication industry, the structure of this study was once again amended and a new curriculum was implemented during the 1994/95 Academic Session. Subsequently, the three-year study curriculum was implemented from the 1996/97 Academic Session, in line with the announcement by the Minister of Education at the time for all local universities to offer three-year study program.
Meanwhile, a review was made again in 2009 and on 11 August 2011, where the Department of Higher Education approved the Bachelor of Communication (Hons) program for four years from the 2012/2013 Academic Session. On 23 September 2021, JKPT has approved the restructuring of the undergraduate program which will begin during the 2022/2023 Academic Session. The Bachelor’s Degree in Communication (Hons) program will return to the three-year curriculum with four new specializations namely Strategic Communication, Digital Communication, Creative Screen and Journalism