The College of Communication was founded in September 2002 to be an independent college instead of a department in the college of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Throughout its various programs in mass communication and public relations, the College of Communication aims to achieve its objectives of becoming a prominent, pioneering educational institution in the Middle East and to be academically accredited on the international scale. This objective has been achieved in 2016 when the College of Communication got accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC) in the USA. The college is one of the very few colleges in the region to be honored with this accreditation, which refers to the educational standards set by the council and met by the college. The departments of the College of Communication are:
Mass Communication Department:
This department involves four programs, three of them, Journalism, Electronic Media, Graphic Design and Multimedia, are taught in Arabic, and the fourth is Mass Communication in English. Alumni can work in the fields of journalism, TV and radio stations, development and editing of electronic websites, graphic design and multimedia.
Public Relations Department:
This department provides an outstanding academic program in PR, that co-ops with the continuous global developments in the field, with regard to the Arab and Islamic cultural values of the UAE society. This program qualifies students to work in PR departments in different directories and organizational communication administrations in both public and private sectors.
In addition to that, a wide range of academic and applied researches are conducted by faculty members and students of the college. The college also serves the community of Sharjah and the UAE by preparing all types of media, visual and audio, productions in order to contribute to the development of specialized knowledge.
The college collaborates with several mass media, ministries, organizations, authorities and companies in different related fields in training students, sponsoring graduation projects and in the extracurricular activities done by faculty members in various courses. Moreover, the college always participates in the major media and communication forums and events, including: The International Government Communication Forum, Arab Media Forum in Dubai and Sharjah Government Communication Award. The college also provides master's program in communication.