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Communication Studies Program

Communication Studies

Available On Campus

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Communication consultant
  • Political campaign directors
  • Sales representatives
  • Public Information officers
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Activities Directors
  • College admissions counselors
  • Non-Profit organization directors
  • Public Education
  • Youth Ministry - Clergy

PLAN OF STUDY

Communication Studies - Corporate Communication (B.A.)
Communication Studies - Corporate Communication (B.S.)
Communication Studies - Graduate School Preparation (B.A.)
Communication Studies - Graduate School Preparation (B.S.)
Communication Studies - Speech Performance (B.A.)
Communication Studies - Speech Performance (B.S.)

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Leadership skills
  • Public speaking and presentational skills
  • Research and analytical skills in rhetorical, qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Theoretical perspectives about gender, culture, and communication
  • Opportunity for applications of communication skills through internships
  • Opportunity to participate in the WT Leadership mentoring program

DEGREE OPTIONS/FUTURE ACADEMIC PATHS

Graduates are awarded a B.S./B.A. in the three areas of emphasis:

  • Corporate Communication
  • Graduate School Preparation
  • Speech Performance

WTAMU offers a Master's in Communication. Students who choose the Graduate School Preparation option would be able to waive up to 6 hours of Master’s requirements.

CAREER CLOSE-UP

Public Relations Specialist

Median wage (TX) - $57,320
Median wage (US) - $59,370

Clergy

Median wage (TX) - $41,660
Median wage (US) - $46,960

Prerequisites

  • Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

You Should Know

The Department of Communication is accredited by the American Communication Association.  As  seniors, students create a website which showcases the projects and research completed during their time at WTAMU.

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