Communication Studies

Our Mission

To educate students to think and communicate in ethical and effective ways that will enrich their personal and professional lives.

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Alumna Janella Combs Kamai ('00)


From Communication Studies to Alaska’s Courtrooms

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As a communication studies major, you will understand the intricacies of interpersonal and public communication processes needed for a variety of careers, as well as further professional or academic study.

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Dr. Melissa Schroeder, Ph.D.


Associate Professor

Dr. Melissa Schroeder specializes in strategic interpersonal communication. Her most recent course offerings focus on applying communication research and theory to mediator training as well as preparing students to transition from academic settings to business and professional employment.

Recent News

January 27, 2023

Communication Studies Revives Annual Public Speaking Competition

Communication Studies Revives Annual Public Speaking Competition

The Department of Communication Studies reestablished its annual public speaking competition, Public Speaking Excellence Award. PSEA allows the top speaker from each section of... Read More

December 10, 2022

Paul King Celebrates 42 years at TCU

Paul King Celebrates 42 years at TCU

The Bob Schieffer College of Communication honors Paul King, Ph.D. on his retirement, which concluded a 42-year faculty career at TCU. As a teacher,... Read More

November 23, 2022

5 Things @TCUSchieffer: What Makes Holiday Food the Best of the Year

5 Things @TCUSchieffer: What Makes Holiday Food the Best of the Year

With the holiday season upon us, the discourse around food becomes commonplace as families and friends converse about and over meals. Based on her... Read More