The Department of Communication is accredited by the American Communication Association. As seniors, students create a portfolio showcasing the projects and research completed during their time at WTAMU. Students learn from experience as they manage the campus radio station (KWTS), serve as staff for the student-led public relations firm (1910 PR), host the Live Lounge (a live music performance venue), and compete in state and national competitions, including the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, National Student Advertising Competition, and Bateman Case Study Competition.
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
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Social Media Manager
  • Donor Relations Coordinator
  • Media Producer
  • Broadcast Announcer
  • Feature Writer
  • Event Planner
  • News Reporter
  • Sports Reporter
  • Public Relations Director
  • Audio/Video Producer
What You Will Learn
  • Leadership skills
  • Media design and digital photography
  • Audio and video production skills
  • Research and analytical skills in journalism, media history, qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Theoretical perspectives about gender, culture,  mass media, 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:

  • Digital Communication and Media - Digital Media Concentration
  • Digital Communication and Media - Digital Journalism Concentration
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication - Advertising Concentration
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication - Public Relations Concentration
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!