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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. Comm Studies majors compete on the WT Forensics Team, participate in the WT Leadership program, which mentors area high school students, and perform stories as part of the Panhandle Storytelling Guild.

Marketable Skills

  • 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.

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

What You Will Learn

  • Leadership skills
  • Public speaking and presentation 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
Graduates are awarded a B.S./B.A. in the three areas of emphasis:
  • Corporate Communication
  • Strategic Communication
  • Speech Performance