500X330 – students at table meetingDo you have aspirations of working in digital media, broadcasting, or public relations?  Would you like to enhance your written and oral communication skills and boost your techniques in critical and creative thinking to be successful in any field?

The Communication Department at the University of St. Thomas educates students from both a professional and theoretical approach, combining theories of communication with practical application. Students are prepared for careers in journalism, corporate communications, digital media, and more through coursework, internships, and extracurricular activities.

Receive a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, with optional concentrations in:

  • Journalism and Public Relations
  • Digital Media
  • Communications and Media Studies
  • Film Studies

degree plan

Joint majors are available, combining Communication with Drama, English, International Studies, Philosophy, Political Science and Spanish.

Minor in Communication with any major.

communication minor

Communication appeals to both your sense of logic and art. In an era where the world is dominated by media, having the intellect and the artistry to pitch, craft and release everything from news media to film and TV to documentaries is a must. At UST, you learn the logic behind it all while developing your creativity.

Kathleen Paid ’16

500X330 – Shutterstock 1357360457The strong liberal arts foundation at UST connects students to real world challenges relevant in communication. Students in the program:

  • Develop writing and speaking skills
  • Learn to think outside of the box
  • Develop an appreciation for the importance of the media
  • Learn to respect the First Amendment and its implications in a democratic society
  • Become flexible and creative
  • Experience the real world of the media, corporate public relations, and nonprofit communication

Additionally, all communication majors are required to participate in internships. The centralized location of UST near downtown Houston, the Texas Medical Center, and the Galleria makes it ideal to pursue positions with local media, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. 

UST student Eugene Bernabe (Communications ’16) shares his internship experience at Fox 26 in this UST blog spotlight.