Throughout humanity’s history, people have asked questions about communicating effectively and ethically. Maybe you also have wondered about questions such as these:
- In a job interview, how can I portray myself as a person an employer wants to hire?
- How can I build and maintain interpersonal relationships that are healthy and long-lasting?
- When, if ever, is it appropriate to conceal the truth?
- If I want to change the mind of a friend, parent, boss, or customer, what kinds of messages will be most persuasive?
- How can I communicate respectfully with people from cultural backgrounds different than my own?
- How can I help my work group communicate in a way that successfully accomplishes our goals?
In TCU’s Department of Communication Studies, we carefully consider questions such as these. In our classes, students study the best available research evidence we have so far, learning directly from award-winning faculty who conduct cutting-edge scholarship to find the best possible answers.
But communication learning is more than book knowledge. In our classes, we equip students with communication skills that are in high demand in the workforce. In most careers, successful people have the ability to connect in one-on-one conversations, participate and lead group meetings, discuss and debate ideas, and speak in front of an audience. By providing students an opportunity to learn and practice these skills, we prepare students for a changing technological and social world that needs effective and ethical communicators.
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our Bachelor of Science and Master of Science programs, and to contact the department if you would like to learn more.