Program Study of Communication Science as the integral part of The Faculty of Social and political science of Universitas Hasanuddin, Produce the bachelor That is expected to have a provision; the ability of gather, manage and analyse a variety of important information in the framework of national development in particular follow the pattern of a scientific subject matter with focus on the maritime community. Department of communication science manages some courses include: Journalism , public relations (PR), and business communication.

In the legality of owned Communication study program based on the decision letter of the Minister of Education and culture & Republic of Indonesia January 30, 1961 A/Number 4692/u. U/5/1961, concerning the provision of College of public administration after the change of status to the state college, courses in it, namely study program (Public Administration) and Publisistik courses. As for the courses it is the transition from Publisistik College Press & Publisistik Sulawesi, previously established in Makassar by a Foundation at the instigation of and full assistance Commander M. Yusuf.

The year 1960 in Makassar stands a private University College named “press and the Publisiteit”. Its presence begins with A.s Achmad and Abdullah’s Suara, start movements pioneered that wants normalization of academic existence. Then the College “Press and Publisiteit ” Sulawesi has establish.  A number of courses drawn up, its founding goals ever set. I.e. trying to produce a cadre of journalists who are highly educated. Figure a. S Ahmad and Abdullah Suara is at once direct, also helped inspire a student. At that time the number of students is enormous as many as 100 people.

The Seriousness to deepen Profession of Journalism it turns out, Commander M. Yusuf at that time has completed a permission to open The Faculty of Social and Political science. Then, the College of Press and Publisiteit be integrated to The Faculty of Social and Political science , and  become Program study of Publisistic. So the students who were used to be as the student of a private college, officially became a student of Publisitic in The Faculty of Social and political science for the first time was led by G.R. Pantouw (also known as ex-minister of Information).

Thus in its development of Publisistik Study program under Faculty of social and political sciences (now renamed the communications science courses), initially developed three courses i.e. journalism, Pr and Information. But now has evolved into three study specificity studies of journalism, Public Relations, and business communications. This Study program was originally built by a number of interdisciplinary professors including Arnold Monohutu, Prof. Dr. H.A. Muis and the other figures.

AS Baharuddin Ahmad and DM, was also appointed the first lecturer through the communications studies program who wanted to form the staffs of information development, journalism and PR, in order to improve the quality of labor lecturers always gets priority and note. Strategic step does is send out a number of lecturers with advanced level to the program level higher education staffs to produce qualified lecturers in the field of communication studies.

Basically identity, vision, mission, goals and objectives established by the communication studies courses is based on identity, mission, mission, goals and objectives of the Universitas Hasanuddin as the parent of this course of study as set forth in the STATUTE of the HASANUDDIN UNIVERSITY Chapter II (article 3, article 4, article 5) and chapter III on article 6.

Main power owned Communication Science courses as an integral part of the Faculty of social science and political science of Universitas Hasanuddin, is fostering student as much as 335 people, including students of the new force 2006. The data is the number of students is the second largest after the Government to political science courses. The students in the management of Communication Science courses that are integral to manage three specificity studies, namely public relations, journalist and Business Communication.

Other forces that are not less important is the teaching staff belonging to the dominant Communication Science courses have a level of educational qualifications in terms of theoretical and practical standpoint amounted to 28 people, with the details: the teaching staff with qualifications Doctoral Education (Doctoral) as many as 6 people, one of whom had the title Professor, educational magister qualification 20 people (master’s degree), and 2 person qualified as undergraduate education. Based on existing data there are 5 person teaching staff who are still in the process of continuing education to the higher education level, i.e. the level of Master (Magister) and S3 (Doctoral). The efforts made to improve the quality of teaching staff who are more competent in specific areas, in particular in relation to the study of communication studies.

Communication studies courses earn the status of accreditation from the National Accreditation Agency (BAN) College with a predicate value B, resulting in the communication of science courses are able to compete to get competing grants in addition to the grants A1. View opportunities that owned Communication study program is the qualifications of the teaching staff and the number of students who pretty much will give you the motivation and spirit to continue to evolve and be able to establish cooperation with various parties, such as Government agencies, private companies, and other institutions that can add weights self-actualisation communication science.

While the challenges facing the future development of a community that is so fast that it takes effort to compensate these dynamics, with the condition of the human resources and facilities owned by the expected Communication study program able to answer this challenge and required a more in-depth study on the issue.

The next challenge in terms of the development of technology that runs very fast, so that the vision, mission, goals and objectives of the program of study must always be balanced, because Communication disciplines are like the three link with the development of globalisation era without limit.


  1. Prof. A.S. Achmad (1982-1986)
  2. Prof. Anwar Arifin (1987-1991)
  3. Prof. Bulaeng (1992-1996)
  4. Prof. Andi Alimuddin Unde (1997-2001)
  5. Dr. M. Iqbal Sultan, M.Si (2002-2006)
  6. Dr. M. Nadjib M.Ed., M.Lib (2007- 2011)
  7. Dr. M. Farid, M.Si. (2012-2016)
  8. Dr. M. Iqbal Sultan, M.Si (2017-2021)