B.A. in Communication Studies
Faculty and staff in Communication Studies are dedicated to educational and societal development of students, in a progressive, relaxed atmosphere of learning and mentoring. Students who choose to major in Communication Studies may select from a variety of minors to complement their career aspirations, and students who choose to major in other fields will be able to choose Communication Studies as a minor. There are three different concentration options to choose from in our degree. These concentrations or minors are offered on select campuses. Only the Professional and Relational Communication program is offered at our Fort Worth campus:
- Journalism and Broadcasting
- Public Relations and Event Management
- Professional and Relational Communication
Jump Right In
Many of our graduates go into fields related to their major concentration, such as:
- Public Relations
- Media Relations
- Event Management
- Fundraising for Non-Profit Organizations
- Social Media Communication
We currently have graduates of our program who hold positions in various communication fields, at big name companies such as the Kelly-Hart Law Firm and Alcon.
Not what you were looking for? Tarleton State University offers over 100 different degrees and certifications that may be of interest to you, including:
120 credit hours (4 years)
- Fort Worth1
- 1 Only the Professional and Relational Communication concentration is offered at this location.
Plan Your Future
Students are advisex to complete internships, however they are not requirex for this degree. In addition to the rewarding experience an internship offers, students can earn up to six hours of college credit upon completion of an internship position. Our students completed internships with well-known organizations, such as:
- ESPN Radio
- Texas Rangers Baseball
- Texas Motor Speedway
- Fox News Network Headquarters
And many more!
There are several opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience, which will help them build their portfolios for presentation to potential employers. These opportunities include:
- Texan News Service
- Texan TV News
- Longhorn Drover
- Classroom projects that incorporate working with on- and off-campus clients
Career Services offers students a wide variety of professional development opportunities that can translate into careers. A few of these programs include:
- Career counseling and My Plan
- DEI - Delta Epsilon Iota, Career Services Honor Society
- Mock interviews
- Resume assistance
And much more!
- Students will graduate with the investigative skills and hands-on experience that employers demand.
- Students will gain real-world experience participating in public relations and event management activities for profit and non-profit organizations throughout Central Texas.
- Students will have the knowledge to pursue a career in such diverse fields as administration, management, and consulting.
|ENGL||3309||Technical Writing and Document Design|
|ENGL||4312||Technical Writing and Computer Applications|
|PHIL||3301||Ethics in the Professions|
For more information on courses, please refer to the university catalog.
Facilities and Features
The O.A. Grant (Humanities) Building is equipped with Podcast Rooms where students can improve presentations by watching their practice sessions through the top-notch technology provide by the “mediascape”. In addition to the Podcast Rooms, the second and third floors of the building have Media Collaboration rooms, designed for students to meet and work on media related group projects.
This state-of-the-art facility enables students to gain hands-on experience in both news gathering and broadcasting. In this unique 'learning lab' environment, the Media Convergence Lab allows students to work together in real-world situations to meet daily newscast deadlines, compile and edit news stories, as well as produce both radio and TV broadcasts on a regular basis.
This facility is specifically for Public Relations and Event Managment (PREM) majors. From start to finish, events can be put together with careful attention to detail, management of all contingencies, and handled with expert communication plans. From writing press releases to creating budgets to executing perfectly coordinated campaigns for real-world clients, students receive hands-on experience and education.