B.S. Graphic Communications

Graphic Communications (GRAF)


About the Program

Graphic Communications, B.S.


The Bachelor of Science in Graphic Communications is designed to provide technical management opportunities for students who have an interest in a career in graphic communications or those employed in the digital media and entertenment industry. It was developed in response to needs identified by this industry and in cooperation with the area community colleges offering two-year graphic communications/printing programs.

The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Communications is 120 units, of which 72 units are in the major. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.

Admission to the Program

All students must meet the admission requirements of the California State University, Los Angeles. Generally, if a student were in good standing at the last college attended, he/she may be admitted as an undergraduate transfer student.

Requirements for the Program (72 units)

A total of 72 units are required with 48 semester units of required courses,  18 semester units in emphases, and 6 semester units in technical electives with advisor approval.


Options. Concentrations or Special Emphasis (18 units)


Computer Science Option: (18 units leading to a minor in Computer Science)


Management Option: (18 units leading to a minor in Operations and Supply Chain Management)


Electives (6 units) with the approval of the advisor


Los Angeles is the metropolitan epicenter of the publishing and entertenment industry, offering more professional opportunities for men and women than any other city, and Cal State L.A.’s Graphic Communications program is at its heart. More than just a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Communications, Cal State L.A. arms students with finely-tuned skills in computer sciences, management, supervision, technical services, production control, quality control, and graphic communications.

Cal State L.A.’s Graphic Communications program is designed to meet the needs of many different kinds of students. Whether you’re interested in getting the industry in graphic communications or you are already working in the industry and want to learn more about the high-tech concepts that have begun to define your professional environment, Cal State L.A. has what you’re looking for. Many graduates of Cal State L.A.’s Graphic Communications program have taken their degrees and turned them into the industry’s most sought-after positions in the public and private sectors. Today, many Cal State L.A. Graphic Communications alums are also called: CEO, President, Management Consultant, Production Manager, Marketing Coordinator, Technical Director or Plant Manager.

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