The mission of the Department of Communcation Studies
The Department of Communication Studies at Texas Tech University values and is dedicated to providing high quality communication in a pluralistic society. As one of the original departments at Texas Tech and as the discipline uniquely concerned with all the theoretical and applied dimensions of human communication, we offer a long-standing and comprehensive approach to the study of communication. Our dedication is to investigating effective and appropriate communication in all its forms through intensive and integrated research in basic and applied areas, in theory and practice. We engage in teaching and research of the highest caliber aimed at generating knowledge in communication for undergraduate and graduate students, colleagues across the disciplines, and the general public. Additionally, we are committed to providing service to professional associations, the university, and the community through activities which enhance the department's roles as a unit of a comprehensive state institution.