Communication Studies BA / BS Degree

Master Skills Vital to Any Career Field

The ability to communicate effectively is an outstanding advantage in any career and in life. With a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from The University of Texas at Tyler, you will be ready to develop high-impact presentations, conduct effective research and analysis, navigate diverse communication styles and think critically to make well-reasoned decisions.

  • Build strong oral and written communications skills that can give you a distinctive edge both personally and professionally.
  • Develop cross-cultural communication skills well-suited to today’s international business environment.

Graduates of the UT Tyler communication studies program follow many different career paths, including going on for master’s and doctoral degrees.

Some of our graduates are earning advanced degrees in areas such as communication and law. Others are employed in positions such as: Tyler Morning Telegraph, public relations; Alpha Media House; The Salvation Army, grants administrator; and The Lighthouse for the Blind, public relations specialist.

Bachelor’s in Communication Studies: Broad Scope. Theory-Based.

  • Study speech communication in small classes that are highly interactive and engaging, and that offer valuable mentoring by professors.
  • Complete an internship working behind the scenes at a TV station, helping craft a company’s image in a public relations firm or assisting in other professional settings.
  • Connect with other students and area professionals in the communication field through the Communications Club.

Students may choose to earn a bachelor of science in communication studies, which does not include four semesters of a foreign language and a final written examination, which are BA requirements.

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Communication Studies Courses: Relevant. Experiential.

  • Interpersonal Communication 

    Complete a study of the human communication process within dyadic relationships. Topics include communication styles, skills and methods of interpersonal communication competency.

  • Organizational Communication

    Study the flow of communication within formal organizations. Emphasis is on the interrelationship between interpersonal, small group and mass communication.

  • Business and Professional Speaking

    Explore public communication, small group communication and interviewing as they relate to the business/professional arena.

    Learn more about UT Tyler's communication studies program of study.

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Communication Studies Faculty: Seasoned Educators. Top Scholars.

--Learn from professors who are respected leaders in the speech communications field and frequent speakers at professional conferences.

--Study with faculty members who are published in professional journals on such topics as "Me, Myself and I: Personalized Discourse in Parliamentary Debate Rounds'' and "Great Speeches for Better Speaking.''

--Be well-prepared for a dynamic professional environment with the help of professors who keep you abreast of the latest communications media and best practices in the field.

Learn more about UT Tyler's communication studies faculty.

Preparing for an Exciting Career

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Hands-On Experience

“I transferred to UT Tyler from Tyler Junior College and have been deeply involved in campus publishing ever since. I’ve interned with BSCENE magazine and worked as photo editor for Pine Curtain magazine. It has been the best experience.

"I love how UT Tyler’s communication and journalism programs are hands-on. Not bound by textbooks, we’ve been able to design logos, movie posters and complete other projects that are so much fun. Plus, there are lots of opportunities to get a byline on a story.

“It’s great to learn from faculty who have actually done what they are teaching. The smaller classes have allowed me to get to know my professors, too, which is a huge asset. The equipment we work with on campus is outstanding.

“After I complete my degree, I hope to one day work for a magazine either as a writer or designer. But, right now, I’m happy getting experience in the field working on Pine Curtain and BSCENE magazines. It’s a rush seeing my name in print.”

Chantel Martin, Dallas, TX 
BS Communication