Department Head: Dr. Kenneth Hacker
Administrative Assistant: Cynthia Moore
Main Office: Speech Building, Room 304
Office Phone Number: (575) 646-2801
We have many exciting things happening in the Communication Studies Department and we look forward to you being part of them. If you are new major, be sure to sign up for my Comm 291 course which is just for you — learn about the department, its courses, its professors, and other students. If you like social media, be sure to take Comm 450, Technologies of Communication, where Dr. Brianna Lane will help you learn about the effects of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. Dr. Greg Armfield has a book out about sports and communication called “The ESPN Effect.” Dr. Eric Morgan is hard at work with his book about environmental communication. Check our our undergraduate and graduate student clubs and have fun all during the year. Welcome! — Dr. Hacker, Dept. Head
The Communication Studies department offers B.A. and M.A. degrees. Areas of concentration include interpersonal communication, political communication, organizational communication, family communication, health communication, intercultural communication and social interaction in new media and social media. Graduates with our degrees are well equipped to find employment in business or government and also to continue into master’s or doctoral studies in the discipline.
The discipline of Communication Studies is a social science that explores many areas of human social interaction including networking with social media and work collaboration done with new forms of communication technologies. Our students learn theories, research methods, analytical and critical reasoning skills as well as the practical skills of presentation and persuasion.
- For information on what we think our academic programs can do for you, go to Our Goals
- You’ll find information on financial aid, admissions for both undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as application forms for our graduate program, on our Admissions page.
- Check on career updates and other news from our graduates under Alumni.
- Parents and prospective employers: find out about the kinds of skills Communication BA and MA grads acquire by looking at Our Goals page. To find examples of jobs and/or careers held currently by our graduates, visit our Alumni page.
This site is last updated on 08/11/2015. For questions, comments, or to reports errors on this website, please contact the Communication Studies Department at email@example.com.
Success = Creativity + Collaboration + Critical Thinking + COMMUNICATION!