Communication and Media Studies

Dr. Joseph Tabarlet, Chairperson

The Department of Communication and Media Studies aims to educate students in all aspects of human communication. Our goal is to produce graduates who can think critically, reason morally, write and speak with precision and impact, and present performances in a variety of media to audiences of all types.

We offer majors in Speech Communication, Mass Communication (with concentrations in Public Relations and Journalism) and Film Studies. We offer minors in Communication, Mass Communication, and Film Production. Our Mass Communication degree is complemented by lab work on the Bells, the UMHB student newspaper, as well as journalism internships at a variety of local newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations. PR internships include on-campus opportunities and also range from PR firms to non-profits, to churches and various business. Our Speech Communication degree is supported by Speech Cru, a growing and successful intercollegiate forensics and speech competition team. Our CruFilms program allows students to direct short films and internet webcasts.