Communication Studies

Welcome to Communication Studies

Our main department office in AS-309 will be closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 safety measures that have been implemented on campus. Please email the department chair ( or the department assistant ( if you have any questions or concerns.

Mental Health Resources

Emergency: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at (800) 273-8255 or you can message the Crisis Text Line by texting “HOME” to 741-741 and a crisis responder will assist you.
CSULB CAPS: If you find yourself in need of assistance, you can still contact CAPS: CAPS at (562) 985-4001.
Online: There are other online resources about your mental health and coping: MENTAL HEALTH & COPING – COVID-19: (includes links for families and children)

Basic Needs Resources

Beach Pantry:

Cal Fresh:

Student Emergency & Wellness:


Department Chair

Dr. Jennifer Asenas


Email to schedule appointment


General Advising Information

Office Location Advising Hours











Fall 2020

To best serve student needs, advisors will be available to respond to questions during their respective hours listed below via synchronous email.

 Please only email ONE advisor with your questions/concerns or ‘cc’ both advisors in the same email (and include your Student ID number).

MONDAYS: 7:30a.m.-12:30p.m. 
TUESDAYS: 12p.m.-5p.m. 
WEDNESDAYS: 7:30a.m.-12:30p.m. 
THURSDAYS: 12p.m.-5p.m. 
Zoom advising appointments will be set up at the advisor’s discretion. 


Undergraduate Advisors

Advisor E-Mail
Dawn Kelsey
Chelsea Jones 


Graduate Advisor

Advisor Name Advisor Information Additional Information
Chris Duerringer

By appointment