The College of Mass Communications of the West Visayas State University started as the Division of Mass Communications of the School of Arts & Sciences in June 1980 when the University was still the West Visayas State College. It was in the same month and year when the AB in Mass Communications program was first offered to an initial batch of 21 freshmen. The WVSC Board of Trustees, thru the recommendation of the Academic Council formally approved the Mass Communication program as per BOR Resolution No. 9, series of 1981. The University’s Mass Communication’s program graduated its first batch of students in 1984 under the School of Arts and Sciences.