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This page contains information about the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies in the department of Arts & Humanities at the University of Houston Downtown.

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B.A. in Communication Studies

Communication studies (COMM) focuses on the construction, delivery and interpretation of messages to create shared meaning. Communication studies program teaches how to be effective communicators across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. Besides the core curriculum and the major requirements, the degree includes coursework in adjacent academic disciplines, such as writing and the social sciences.

  • Corporate Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Rhetorical/Public Communication


Many organizations depend on effective communication skills, which can be used to create persuasive messages, manage effective teams, and build business and personal relationships. Some of the most popular industries among communication studies majors include:

  • • Sales
  • • Human Resources
  • • Public Relations
  • • Advertising
  • • Marketing
  • • Writing/Editing
  • • Law
  • • Education
  • • Business Administration
  • • Government

Suggested Minors

Ethnic Studies - 18 Hours Minimum

Film Studies - 18 Hours Minimum

Gender Studies - 18 Hours Minimum

Religious Studies - 18 Hours Minimum

Communication Studies Degree & Internship
Program Coordinator

Toni Siriko Hoang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Communication
Room: S-1083
Office: (713) 222-5373

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