Communication Studies Program
The Department of Communication is accredited by the American Communication Association. As seniors, students create a portfolio, 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 mentoring area high school students, perform stories as part of the Panhandle Storytelling Guild, and work with real clients as part of the 1910 PR student public relations agency.
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 Director
  • Sales Representative
  • Public Information Officer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Activities Director
  • College Admissions Counselor
  • Non-Profit Organization Director
  • 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
Key Attributes

In the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 2024 outlook report, employers seek, not only qualified candidates but those that exhibit strong key attributes such as: 

  • A strong work ethic;
  • Written and verbal communication skills; 
  • Analytical/quantitative skills; 
  • Flexibility/adaptability; and 
  • Technical skills. 

These attributes are acquired and practiced in the Department of Communication. Learn more about degree and career options below. 

A Closer Look at Degree and Career Options
B.A. and B.S. Majors and Emphases

Communication Studies: Advocacy and Public Culture Emphasis  
Communication Studies: Organizational Communication and Leadership  
Communication Studies: Relational Dynamics and Engagement  
Communication Studies: Strategic Communication Emphasis  
Digital Communication and Media: Digital Media Concentration  
Digital Communication and Media: Digital Journalism Concentration  
Digital Journalism (Grades 7-12) Certification (Digital Communication and Media: Digital Journalism Concentration B.A./B.S.  
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication: Advertising Concentration  
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication: Public Relations Concentration  
Speech (Grades 7-12) Certification (Communication Studies B.A./B.S.)  
Ready to Apply?
Now that you know more about the opportunities in the Department of Communication, take the next step and apply to WT today!