Department Head: Dr. Kenneth Hacker

Administrative Assistant: Cynthia Moore

Main Office: Speech Building, Room 304
Office Phone Number: (575) 646-2801

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.

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  • 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.

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This site is last updated on 03/06/2015.  For questions, comments, or to reports errors on this website, please contact the Communication Studies Department at

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