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Bachelor's Degree in Communication Studies

Communication Studies Program

The Department of Communication Studies at Sam Houston State University explores communication in family and work environments.

The BA and BS degrees are taught by outstanding faculty using the latest multi-media equipment and software to give you a highly interactive experience while building your knowledge and skills.

Good communication skills are a requirement for most jobs in today’s competitive market. Studies show that well-developed communication skills dramatically improve the chances for a more rewarding career and personal life. Our degree prepares you for a variety of fields, including teaching at all levels, public advocacy and public relations, governmental relations, the ministry, motivational speaking, and website development and marketing. Many of our students continue their studies in graduate programs or law schools.


The Department of Communication Studies offers coursework for a wide variety of career choices; however, its focus is primarily on family communication. Faculty members and students have ongoing research programs in such areas as relationship maintenance and repair and visual persuasion. The program is actively involved in advising students about course sequences available to prepare them for careers in public and private agencies which specialize in family matters.

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Program Breakdown
Degree Type Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Length 120 Credit Hours
Enrollment Fall, Spring, Summer
Tuition/Costs Rates Per Semester

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