Department Info

Overview

The Department of Communication at the University of Texas at Arlington is a diverse community of engaged award-winning scholar/educators, enthusiastic students, and dedicated staff.

With undergraduate majors in 7 areas of specialization, 2 certificate programs, and a Master’s program that draws upon the expertise of faculty in Communication Studies, Communication Technology, and Mass Communication, UT Arlington offers a wealth of opportunities.

In addition to University scholarships for outstanding students, over $75,000 in scholarships were awarded to 23 students for the 2020-2021 year as a result of the generosity of departmental family, friends, and alumni.

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WE ARE ENGAGED

We were honored to be designated an Engaged Department by national service learning experts in 2013. Our department’s dedication to community engagement and service is deeply engrained in the culture of classes across all specializations.

LOCATION, LOCATION

Life-Changing Opportunities

We are located in the 5th largest media market. Given our strategic location, our students have opportunities to apply what they are learning and engage guest media, corporate, and non-profit professionals in and outside of the classroom.

With the prominence of UTA as a prominent research university and a desirable location within the DFW Metroplex, students have been able to work as media interns for the annual Cotton Bowl football game, engage in service-learning opportunities with clients, attend advertising and public relations agencies as part of student organizations, and meet with prominent thought leaders and consequential public figures, including the likes of Bob Costas, Anderson Cooper, Sanjay Gupta, Nickolas Kristof, Sheryl Wudunn, Forth Worth mayor Betsy Price, and the late sports journalist Frank Deford.