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.

Important Dates

  • MAY30

    Memorial Day (University Closed)

  • JUN2

    Short Summer - Final Exams

  • JUN3

    Short Summer - Final Exams

  • JUN3

    Short Summer - End of Term

  • JUN6

    Summer I - Classes Begin

International Experiences

  •  London, England trip May 16 - 22, 2016 - Led by Vanessa Joyner
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  • Patriot Talon

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Lorri Allen, Patriot Talon Advisor

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

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.

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