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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.)
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.)
Communication Studies - Strategic Communication (B.A.) online degree
Communication Studies - Strategic Communication (B.S.) online degree
Communication Studies - Strategic Communication (BAAS) online degree
 

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

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. 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.

PROGRAM COSTS

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