Major in Communication Studies (Organizational)

Speak Up!

I doubt I would be on the career path I am on now without the knowledge I gained at UT-Arlington in the Department of Communication.
Erikka Neroes, '11

Employers agree — strong verbal communication skills, ability to work in teams, and critical decision and problem solving skills are employee skills sought after by employers. Students in Communication Studies learn these skills and graduate prepared for a wide variety of careers.

Learn what it takes to write, speak and communicate effectively

The Communication Studies major offers two paths. One provides an in-depth study of Speech Communication the the second focuses on the study of Organizational Communication. Here are a few of the careers students may pursue with this major:

  • Corporate Sales
  • Training and Development
  • Professional School Preparation
  • Human Resources
  • Teaching
  • Higher Education

Our students are engaged in active learning through guided research projects, advancd presentation work and service learning projects. All of our majors take Fundamentals of Speech Communication, Introduction to Communication Theory, Communication Technology and Society and Communication Law and Ethics.

In the major, Organizational Communication students can look forward to taking:

  • Business & Professional Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Training & Development
  • Business Presentations
  • Principles of Interviewing
  • Managerial Communication

If you are a Speech Communication major, you can look forward to taking:

  • Persuasive Communication
  • Public Address
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Oral Interpretation of Children's Literature
  • Group Communication
  • Communication for Educators

Many of our students have interned with major media outlets and other corporations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Not only do our majors study and work with outstanding scholars in the classroom, they have the opportunity to put their understanding of communication into action.

We look forward to helping you learn more about us!