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Many voices. One mission.

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Department of Communication & JOURNALISM

Our focus, as it has been from the beginning, is on exposing students to both cutting edge and classical knowledge of communication, ensuring students are gaining practical skills in oral and mediated communication, encouraging active and engaged citizenship, and learning the communication ethics commensurate with a diverse and global society. Provided with models and techniques for understanding and navigating complex organizational environments–in politics, in social media, in the corporate world, in non-profits, in health providers, and in social movements, among others–students will graduate prepared to take on the multi-faceted roles demanded of them in today’s society.

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Department of Sociology


The faculty in the department embrace the charge, given to them by the Higher Education Coordinating Board of the State of Texas, to produce future generations of scholars and researchers. To accomplish these goals, the faculty strive for excellence in graduate instruction. They also work closely with graduate students, supervising them and mentoring them to help them become accomplished researchers and instructors.  The faculty in the department are committed to the goal of excellence in undergraduate instruction. Through rigorous classroom instruction, honors courses, a certificate program, an internship program, and other special programs, the faculty help students develop critical thinking, leadership and decision-making skills and enhance academic and employment opportunities for undergraduate students.

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