About Us

What is Communication Studies?

Communication Studies students are skilled public speakers, researchers, writers, problem-solvers and leaders. Our undergraduate and graduate students gain expertise in the creation, transmission and analyses of messages. A 2016 National Association of Colleges and Employers survey found that oral communication ranks as the most sought-after skill when hiring employees and interpersonal skills ranked closely behind. Our students become experts in these skills, applying their knowledge to the personal, work-place and real-world experiences they encounter.

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Everything our students need to succeed.
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Welcome from our faculty

Faculty and staff in the Department of Communication Studies are experts at helping students understand the vital connections between research and teaching.

Study Abroad

Our Study in America program is going virtual this summer! Virtual tours will be offered to give you a taste of the traditional Study in America—all while gaining course credit.


The department proudly sponsors the Delta Beta Chapter of the Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society, the Communication Guild for all majors and minors, the Elton Abernathy Forensics Society, and the LBJ Debate Society.


Each year, several undergraduate and graduate scholarships are awarded to outstanding Communication Studies students. Visit our Scholarships page to see the requirements, deadlines, and apply.


Students who seek on-the-job experience may be interested in applying for an internship and enrolling in COMM 4390. Requirements for the course may be found in the Courses sections of the catolog.