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Communication Studies at St. Mary’s

The Communication Studies programs prepare graduates for success in areas such as public relations, organizational and business communication, media production, social media, law, community advocacy, politics, strategic communication, journalism and video production.

More than persuasive leaders and successful peacemakers, we want our graduates to be productive and ethical members of society.

What sets this program apart:

  • Access to and classes taught in dedicated Mac Lab
  • Experiential learning opportunities through the university newspaper and athletics broadcasting
  • Participation in internships
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Focus on the Marianist traditions of integrity and community service

Our engaged faculty offer a variety of co-curricular activities, such as academic research and publishing, a magazine launch, broadcasting opportunities, producing the campus newspaper, video production, service learning with local not-for-profits and participating in our honor society and local organizations.

  • Communication Studies Courses

    Students study business and professional communication, interpersonal communication, group communication, organizational communication, mass communication and intercultural communication.

    The program curriculum is grounded in the theory and application of communication, including organizational, rhetorical, interpersonal, and mediated approaches.

    Sample courses:

    • Graphic Design
    • Media Production
    • Persuasion and Advocacy
    • Media Law and Ethics

    Find all course descriptions and requirements:

  • Career Opportunities

    Students whom have majored in Communication Studies have launched a variety of extraordinary careers with organizations such as:

    • San Antonio Spurs
    • Rackspace
    • USAA
    • Bromley Communications
    • San Antonio Express-News

    Some of the professions that our graduates have gone on to pursue include:

    • Strategic communicator
    • Web designers
    • Public relations officers
    • Event planners
    • Journalists

Teacher Certification

Students can choose the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with Teacher Certification to become certified to teach in Texas secondary schools.

All of our teacher certification programs integrate rigorous academic training and supervised field experience with a well-rounded education. Students graduate with the tools they need to be effective educators.

We instill an appreciation for the fulfillment derived from teaching in all of our students.

Law School Options

For more information about any of these law-related programs, please see the School of Law Admission section.

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We’re eager to hear from you and answer any questions you have! Feel free to reach out to learn more about St. Mary’s University.

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