Degrees in Communication


The department offers courses in the general education curriculum and majors and minors in three sequences: Speech Communication, Speech Education, and Mass Communication.

Speech Communication

The Department of Communication Studies seeks to provide students pursuing a degree in speech
communication with the theoretical foundations and practical knowledge of effective communication
principles. By balancing courses in speech communication with history, English, math, and other
courses outside the department, students gain the broad education necessary for success in many
careers.

Students completing a major in speech communication should:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of public communication theory and practice.
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge of interpersonal communication theory and practice.
  3. Demonstrate a knowledge of effective listening skills.

Speech Education

The Department of Communication Studies and the Teacher Education Program at East Texas Baptist University offer a degree in Speech Education which provides a comprehensive background of professional education courses and the theoretical foundations and practical knowledge of effective communication principles in order to prepare future teachers to perform effectively in the classroom setting.

Mass Communication

The Department of Communication Studies seeks to provide students pursuing a degree in mass communication with the theoretical foundations and practical knowledge of effective mass communication principles. By balancing courses in journalism and mass communication with history, English, math and other courses outside the department, students gain the broad education necessary for mass media careers.

Students completing a major in mass communication should:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of mass communication theory and practice.
  2. Demonstrate an expertise in a broad range of skills and concepts involving the gathering, editing and presentation of information.
  3. Demonstrate a knowledge of the mass media and their roles in society.

The mass communication major course curriculum reflects an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to the study of the ever-changing world of mass communication. The mission of the mass communication major is to provide a broad area of intellectual studies that will prepare students to become ethical and responsible media professionals.