Communication is Key
Master the theory and practice of communication with a Communication Studies bachelor’s degree from A&M-Commerce. Communication is an essential tool to unlocking almost any career path. In our program, you’ll be encouraged to think outside the box to discover new and creative ways to approach professional and personal communication situations. Our faculty represent a wealth of information related to communication and how to make it work for you and your professional goals. Take the first step, apply today!
No business can succeed without effective communication. As a communication studies student, you are positioned to become a highly valued team member.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
Data from the US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
The class is structured to first build an understanding of nonverbal communication from an academic standpoint. A theoretical perspective will be understood, then the areas of visual and auditory codes (kinesics, physical appearance, and vocalics); contact codes (haptics and proxemics); place and time codes (environment, artifacts, and chronemics). Relationship between verbal and NV communication; emotion and NV behavior; NV coding and decoding of deception will be addressed.
This course builds on the study of persuasive communication to consider theories of persuasive communication in personal and professional areas.
Sex differences and similarities in communication will be explored. Different theoretical perspectives will be covered from which to study social behavior of the two sexes. Both verbal communication and nonverbal communication will be addressed across contexts
Undergraduate Program Costs
Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.