COVID-19 Response and Resources

In accordance with the Office of the Provost and the College of Arts and Sciences at NMSU, the Department of Communication Studies will be offering all instruction on-line beginning March 30, 2020. Online instruction will remain in effect throughout the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. For students enrolled in face-to-face classes, please be sure to monitor your Canvas portals closely for information from your professors and instructors. As we contend with the shift in our practices, it is more important than ever that we work together to create the most productive learning environment possible. 

Please visit the following website for up-to-date information from the university regarding COVID-19

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Welcome to the Department of Communication Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at NMSU!

“A modern major for a modern workforce and a more fulfilling life”

The Department of Communication Studies is dedicated to engaging in meaningful scholarship and teaching in order to provide undergraduate and graduate students with an education that prepares them to become effective and ethical communicators in a rapidly changing world. Our curriculum reflects a comprehensive approach to the field of Communication offering students opportunities to explore courses in interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, and political communication. Our award-winning faculty also teach classes and conduct research in health communication, environmental communication, family communication, and sports communication. We are dedicated to providing students with diverse learning opportunities grounded in experiential and active learning principles. 

The Department of Communication Studies has six tenure/tenure-track professors with expertise in diverse areas of the field of Communication. The faculty maintain active and productive research programs while also showing a strong dedication to teaching excellence. Each have received numerous teaching awards at institutional and/or national levels. The Department also has a vibrant graduate program with approximately 25 graduate students.   


About Communication Studies:

Communication Studies focuses on the complex role that human communication plays in everyday life. Our courses provide students with the tools to make sense of and respond to communication processes in interpersonal, organizational, political, intercultural, and mediated contexts. In today’s increasingly global, mediated, and diverse workplace, studying communication and learning to communicate effectively are more important than ever. Thus, our program prepares students to excel in a variety of careers in our ever-changing world. We offer both undergraduate (Bachelor of Arts) and graduate (Master of Arts) degrees, as well as minors in Communication Studies and Communication and National Security. The Department of Communication Studies is dynamic, thriving, and ready to accept new majors. Come see where a degree in Communication Studies can take you!