Communication and Media Studies

Dr. Joseph Tabarlet, Chairperson

The Department of Communication and Media Studies aims to educate students in all aspects of human communication. Our goal is to produce graduates who can think critically, reason morally, write and speak with precision and impact, and present performances in a variety of media to audiences of all types.

We offer majors in Communication, Mass Communication/Journalism, Mass Communication/Public Relations, Speech, and Performance Studies. We offer minors in Communication, Film Studies, Mass Communication and Organizational Management. Our Mass Communication degrees are complemented by lab work on the Bells, the UMHB student newspaper, and on the Bluebonnet, the university yearbook, as well as internships at a variety of local newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations. Our Communication and Speech Education degrees are supported by a growing and successful intercollegiate forensics and speech competition team. Our Performance Studies program produces short films as well as one-person stage performances and internet webcasts.