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B.A. in Communication Studies

Communication Studies
Bachelor of Arts

Undergraduate (Bachelors)

Online Completion

Downtown Location

Northwest Location

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Bachelor of Arts 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.

Degree Concentrations

Texas Common Core Requirements

The Arts & Communication Department offers several options to fulfill the Texas Core Curriculum. The following communication courses fulfill the 090 Component Area requirement:

  • COMM 1302 Mass Media
  • COMM 1304 Introduction to Speech Communication
  • COMM 1309 Communication & Public Decision Making
  • COMM 1306 Beginning Public Speaking
  • COMM 2307 Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 2309 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 2311 Principles of Public Relations


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

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