Communication Studies

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

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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

February 23, 2024

Students Compete in the Oldest Speaking Competition in Texas

Students Compete in the Oldest Speaking Competition in Texas

This spring, students across Texas are helping buildings speak for themselves in the 99th Annual Battle of the Flowers Association Oratorical Competition. One of... Read More

February 15, 2024

TCU Speech & Debate Rings in the New Year with a Win

TCU Speech & Debate Rings in the New Year with a Win

TCU Speech and Debate is taking the competition circuit by storm. In their first competition of the 2024 year, the team won first place... Read More

May 8, 2023

Four TCU Students Win Communication Studies’ Public Speaking Excellence Award

Four TCU Students Win Communication Studies’ Public Speaking Excellence Award

Four students have placed in the Public Speaking Excellence Award, a semesterly public speaking competition hosted by the Communication Studies Department, for the spring... Read More