Greetings from the faculty of the McMurry University Department of Communication Studies. We invite you to join us as we study, teach, research and practice the art and science of communication.
Dating back to ancient Greece and yet transforming the world daily, communication is at the heart of the human experience — and goes far beyond public speaking. In simple terms, it is the exchange of meaning and ideas. But communication is also a catalyst to engage, inform, excite, incite, unify, divide, persuade or publicize.
The Bachelor of Arts in communication studies will immerse you in understanding language in its many forms — and knowing how to style and deliver your message for the greatest impact. Communication also takes place within contexts. We explore those, too: friends, family, work, social groups — any situation where you exchange ideas and information.
Your foundational knowledge is built on the pillars of rhetoric, mediated communication and intercultural communication. Rhetoric focuses on creating, analyzing and understanding ways of influencing others. Mediated communication looks at how different media (internet, phones, television, etc.) effect and enhance communication in a contemporary world. Intercultural communication examines the challenges of communicating across cultural boundaries.
A major in communication studies reflects a mastery of crafting meaningful and memorable relationships — supporting success in both your profession and in life.