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UT Tyler Department of Communication

College of Arts and Sciences

The ability to communicate effectively is essential to success, whether you are seeking a career in mass media, law, business, government, education, social services, the arts or the ministry.

The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Communication offers bachelor's degrees in mass communication and speech communication and a master of arts degree in communication, each tailored to your specific interests and abilities.

As a student in the UT Tyler Department of Communication you will receive individualized instruction from professors who are respected leaders in mass and speech communication.

You also will have opportunities to broaden your college experiences through internships and participation in professional organizations and award-winning student programs including the UT Tyler debate team, Patriot Talon media outlet.

Course Rotation 
MCOM - Mass Communication
SPCH - Speech
COMM - Masters

Department Advisors - 2015


Patriot Talon
Lorri Allen, New Advisor for the Patriot Talon! Please welcome her!

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Lorri Allen comes to UT Tyler after a 30-year career in broadcasting that has taken her on a tour from East Texas to Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta, Tucson, Phoenix and back to East Texas. Most recently, she worked as the news director at Tyler's CBS affiliate. During her two years there, she hired more than 20 on-air reporters, producers and web/social media producers. She also helped coordinate efforts that resulted in the station's first two Edward R. Murrow regional awards.

Lorri has worked as a reporter, anchor, producer, radio host and even a weather forecaster. Knowing that her background in broadcasting was extensive, she concentrated on digital and print skills during her coursework at Cronkite. Her news stories from the Cronkite News Service were published in The Arizona Republic, East Valley Tribune and others.

Since 1996, Lorri has been a member of the National Speakers Association. She coaches clients to communicate clearly and in crisis.

More information about the Patriot Talon

Debate Team - The Momentum Continues
Welcome Matt Reisener, Assistant Director of Forensics! 

  • The Debate Team is led by Matthew Gayetsky, Director of Forensics. The Debate Team of the University of Texas at Tyler left their mark nationally in the art of parliamentary debate at the 2015 National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence, hosted by William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo.
  • From a field of more than 250 collegiate debate teams, sophomores Samuel Cook of Flint and Steven Hullum of Tyler placed second in the nation.
  • For more information

International Experiences
London, England trip May 16 - 22, 2016 -
Led by Vanessa Joyner
London, Paris, Florence, & Rome, Short Summer, May 16 - June 3, 2016 -
Led by Justin Veltin

New Minors
2 New Minors Approved!

  • Sports Communication
  • Graphic Communication

Administrative Assistant: Patricia Pelletier


Roburt Fountain Senior Euphonium Recital - Braithwaite Recital Hall - 7:30

Student Recital - Braithwaite Recital Hall - 12:30

Wind Ensemble Concert - Cowan Center - 7:30

Cohort Four -- Capstone Project Defense Ornelas Activity Center Ballroom

Patriot Singers/Concert Chorale Christmas Concert with Voices of Faith Choir - First Presbyterian Church - 7:00

Study Day

Final Exams for Monday-Only Classes

Final Exams for Fall Term

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