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Communication Studies at 马会论坛’s

In the Communication Studies program at 马会论坛’s University, students develop effective visual, oral, digital and written communication skills. They cultivate respect for multiple perspectives through analysis and explore the world through the lens of ethical scholarship, rhetorical inquiry and creativity. Graduates of the program are ready for graduate or law school, as well as careers in community outreach, nonprofit leadership, public relations, organizational leadership, digital production and journalism.

Program of Study

Students can pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree or minor in Communication Studies, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with Teacher Certification, or a minor in Communication Studies.

Students may customize their experiences to follow tracks focused on pre-law advocacy and leadership, organizational and corporate communication, media production and writing and teaching through specific courses, such as media law, advocacy and persuasion, rhetorical criticism and persuasive writing.

  • Teacher Certification


    Share your passion for communication with the next generation. The Communication Studies program at 马会论坛鈥檚 includes a 27-credit-hour teacher certification option.

  • Degree Plans

    Our degree plans allow students to gain general skills and knowledge desired by the communications industry.

    Students can also pursue a combined degree:

  • Course Highlights

    Courses include

    • Foundations of Communication Studies
    • Senior Capstone in Communication Studies
    • Communication Research Methods

    Find course descriptions and requirements:


+11.45%
Expected growth in employment demand for Communications Teachers, Postsecondary, over the next 10 years
114,300
Job openings projected each year, on average, from 2022-2032, for Media and Communication Workers
4-8 or 7-12
Teacher Certification option


What can I do with a degree in Communication Studies?

Internship and Career Opportunities

Recent graduates have interned and launched extraordinary careers with organizations such as:

  • The White House
  • Bromley Communications
  • San Antonio Express-News
  • Rackspace Technology
  • USAA
  • Dallas Cowboys
  • Spurs Sports and Entertainment
  • The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
  • SA Youth
  • Radio and television broadcasting companies
  • Earn Two Degrees


    This program allows qualified students to complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in five years 鈥 saving you money and time.

Law School-Ready

Many students who earn a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies go on to pursue a degree in law.

  • The Pre-law Program increases your chance of gaining admission to law school.
  • The Nelson Wolff  helps motivated students graduate in less time. This program is available to those studying Communication Studies.
  • The  guarantees 马会论坛鈥檚 graduates admission to the School of Law, if they meet certain criteria.


Outside of the Classroom

Student Organizations and Clubs

Communication Studies students can join the 马会论坛’s chapter of Lambda Pi Eta (LPH), the National Communication Association鈥檚 official honor society at four-year colleges and universities.

Co-Curricular Activities

Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of co-curricular activities, such as:

  • Academic research and publishing
  • Broadcasting opportunities
  • Writing for the campus newspaper, The Rattler
  • Video production
  • Lambda Pi Eta honor society and professional organizations

The Rattler Newspaper

The Rattler, 马会论坛’s University’s campus newspaper for more than 100 years, has helped launch the journalism and communications careers of many 马会论坛’s alumni.

The Rattler prepared me to do a little of everything, from writing to photography to working on a team, and that set me up for a successful career in communications,鈥 said Helen Montoya Henrichs (B.A. 鈥00), a photojournalist who worked for newspapers for about 15 years before moving into nonprofit communications for the Girl Scouts.


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