Fikom Unpad as the Study Program Management Unit (UPPS) of the Doctor of Communication Studies Program was born from the idea of ​​the founding figures; Prof. Dr. Mr. R. Moestopo, Azhary Sulaiman, A.Z. Palindih, S. Rochadi, and R. Roekomy were then realized through the Decree of the Chairperson of the Unpad Guidance Foundation regarding the opening of the Journalism and Publicity Institute on September 6, 1960. On September 18, 1960, the Institute for Journalism and Publicity was officially opened led by the First Dean, Prof. Dr. Mr. R. Moestopo. September 18 was inaugurated as the Anniversary of the Faculty of Communication Unpad. On February 1, 1962, the name of this institution changed to the Institute for Publication and Journalism and then became the Institute for Public Relations on April 23, 1963. Its credibility became even stronger after its diploma was equivalent to a state diploma on February 27, 1964. Based on the Decree of the Minister of PTIP No. 225 dated November 1, 1965, this institution officially became the Public Relations Faculty under Padjadjaran University with five departments, namely: Journalism, Information/Propaganda, Public Relations, Graphic Arts/Photography, and Telecommunications (Mass Communication).

In line with the shift in the scientific orientation of communication from Europe, especially Germany to America, the Faculty of Public Relations changed its name to the Faculty of Communication Studies. In 1985 the Department of Library Science was opened and in 1998 Information Science changed to Communication Management. Since 2013 the department has become a study program based on changes in Unpad SOTK.

Initially, the doctoral level education in Communication Science was part of the Sociology Doctoral Program called the Main Study Area (BKU) in Communication Science. In 2013, BKU Communication Studies joined the Faculty of Communication Sciences through the Decree of the Minister of Education and Culture No. 217/E/O/ 2013 dated 28 May 2013. Since 2016 the Faculty of Communication Science has 9 study programs, namely, (1) Communication Science, (2) Library Science, (3) Public Relations, (4) Communication Management, ( 5) Journalism, (6) Television and Film, (7) Diploma Four (Applied S1) Media Production Management, (8) Masters Program in Communication Science, and (9) Doctoral Study Program in Communication Science.