Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
Texas Tech University's Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies degree is offered by the College of Media and Communication. Communication Studies offers a highly flexible degree. It is uniquely suited to foster career success in a diverse, global, rapidly changing, information-based society. Our economic landscape is undergoing fundamental change as we shift to the new global economy. This shift has important implications for graduates. Recent research shows that you will have multiple careers in your lifetime. It is essential that you possess transferable job skills. A degree in Communication Studies can provide those skills.
Communication Studies focuses on the development of highly sought-after and transferrable skills that include:
- Communication (oral and written)
- Critical thinking
Communication Studies produces well-rounded individuals. It is concerned not just with your career success but with success in all aspects of your life: personal, professional, and public. At the personal level, Communication Studies seeks to improve your personal relationships through classes in interpersonal, family, relational, and nonverbal communication. At the professional level, Communication Studies enhances your effectiveness in the workplace through classes in organizational, small group, and intercultural communication. And at the public level, Communication Studies promotes strong civic engagement through classes in rhetoric, public speaking, and argumentation and debate.
- Navigate to ApplyTexas and start an application. During the application, select Texas Tech University and then select one of our majors. Selecting one of our majors through this application will automatically put you into this college once you have been admitted to Texas Tech. A list of the six majors to choose from is below.
- Communication Studies
- Electronic Media and Communications
- Media Strategies
- Public Relations
To qualify, an applicant must be a United States Citizen, permanent resident, or a student identified under Senate Bill 1528 (79th Legislature, 2005) as a resident of Texas. International applicants do not qualify for this fee waiver. Students seeking a post baccalaureate undergraduate degree do not qualify for this waiver.
PO Box 45015, West Hall, Academic Records, Room 103
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-5015
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- Communication Literacy (CL) after Fall 2017
- 33 hours of COMS courses
- 120 total hours
- 12 hours in major
Most courses are offered online; however, some courses must be taken at a local college or university. Please see an advisor for clarification.
The following courses are required for students pursuing this degree.
Texas Tech University
Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies
|COMS 1310||Fundamentals of Communication|
|COMS 2300||Public Speaking|
|COMS 3302||Communication Research|
|COMS 3301 OR COMS 3310||Communication Theory or Rhetoric in Western Thought|
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