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Estimated Completion

120 credit hours (4 years)

Application Process

  1. Admission to Tarleton State University – Undergraduate Studies

Cost

Locations Available

  • 1Admission to the off-campus locations such as Fort Worth, Midlothian, Waco, and Online require a minimum of 30 transferable credit hours, a 2.0 GPA and that a student be TSI complete.

Department

College

B.S. in Communication Studies

Overview

The Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies provides programs in Journalism and Broadcasting, Public Relations and Event Management (PREM), and Professional and Relational Communication. Our faculty and staff members are dedicated to the educational and societal development of students in a progressive and relaxed learning atmosphere. Students who major in Communication Studies may choose from a variety of minors and concentrations that complement their career aspirations. There are three concentration options to choose from including:

Accreditations

Related Programs

Not what you were looking for? Tarleton State University offers over 100 different degrees and certifications that may be of interest to you, including:

Plan Your Future

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Many of our students go into Public Relations, Media Relations, Event Management, and many other fields. Our graduates are working in both non-profit and private organizations, newspapers, magazines, as well as for TV and/or radio stations; currently, we have graduates who hold positions such as Director of Public Relations and Marketing at Kelly-Hart Law Firm. 

Internships

Internships

Students are advised to complete internships, however they are not required. In addition to the rewarding experience and internship offers, students can earn up to six hours of college credit upon completion of an internship position. Our students have completed internships with well-known organizations, such as: 

  • ESPN Radio 
  • Texas Rangers Baseball 
  • Texas Motor Speedway 
  • Fox News Network Headquarters

And many more! 

Career Services

Career Services

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
  • Hire A Texan - Online Job Board
  • Mock interviews
  • Resume assistance

And much more!

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Program Objectives

  • Provide students with hands-on experience in their chosen concentration
  • Utilize each student's individual talents through specialized and engaging coursework 
  • Prepare students for entering the workforce by providing several opportunities to build portfolios and use critical thinking skills in real-life communication settings, which will ensure that they gain the knowledge that is necessary to succeed

Coursework Highlights

Class Number Class Name
COMM 2302 Business and Professional Speaking
COMM 2325 Event Coordination
COMM 3305 Environmental Communication
COMM  3311 Writing for Publication
COMM 3325 Organizational Spokespeople
ENGL 3310 Technical Writing and Editing
ENGL 3312 Graphics and Technical Writing

Facilities and Features

Student working in Media Lab

Media Convergence Lab

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 deadlines, compile and edit news stories, as well as produce both radio and TV broadcasts on a regular basis. 

Student using podcast room

Podcast Rooms

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 provided 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. 

Texan News Service

Texan News Service

The Texan News Service (TNS) delivers news to the Cross Timbers region of Texas. TNS is run by students of the Tarleton State University Department of Communications. Students produce both online and print newspapers, as well as television broadcasts using writing, filmography, and photojournalism skills learned in our hands-on courses. Through these mediums, our students update the Tarleton and Cross Timbers communities with the most current information and news.