The Deppartment of Development Communication (DDC) began as a section of the Department of Agricultural Development Education (DADE). It grew into a department in 1984 and started to offer the Bachelor of Science in Development Communication (BSDC) in 1986 and the Master of Science in Development Communication in 1994. DDC is the first institution in thee Visayas to offer Development Communication as an academic program. In 2012, it became a Center of Development in Development Communication (COD).