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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:

  • Grounding in the Marianist traditions of integrity and community service
  • All students participate in one or two internships

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.

Degree Plans

Tracks allow students to focus on advocacy, leadership, creativity and communication through specific courses, such as media law, advocacy and persuasion, rhetorical criticism, health communication, gender communication, public relations, crisis and disaster communication, social media, business writing, freelance writing, technical writing, media writing and reporting, video production, graphic design, and media production.

Students interested in attending law school may also be interested in:

Communication Studies Classes

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:

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.

Career Outcomes

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, and San Antonio Express-News as strategic communicators, web designers, public relations officers, event planners and journalists.

Learn more about the Communication Studies Program

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