How we shine...
Our faculty publish in international, national, and regional journals
We sponsor the oratory contest, yapalooza (a performance hour), and the traveling scholars
Our students are accepted into highly competitive graduate programs across the country
Our faculty are approachable and accessible
We offer an advanced communication curriculum
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About Communication Studies...You can expect deeper, fuller, and better human relationships; greater awareness and acceptance of human differences; greater success in virtually any vocation you choose; greater ability to influence community and government affairs; and generate new knowledge that can improve the quality of life for others. What can't one do? Communication underscores virtually every career one undertakes as vital to effective work relationships.
What you can do with this degree:Academic Counselor, Airline Reservation Supervisor, Alumni Relations Director, Communication Consultant, Conflict Management Trainer, Customer Service Representative, Focus Groups Coordinator, Girl Scout Regional or National Director, Graphic Designer, International Communication Consultant, Lawyer, Marketing Communication Executive, Mediator, Motivational Speaker, Pharmaceutical Sales Representative, Political Campaign Consultant and/or Director, Proofreader, Public Relations Executive, Publishing Company Director, Sales Trainer, Speech Writer, University Information Specialists, University or High School Communication Instructor
What careers have our graduates pursued?Academic Counseling, Advertising, Business Ownership and Management, Consulting, International Communications, Law, Marketing, Ministry, Non-profit Organizations, Pharmacy Sales, Recruitment and Training, Retail, Teaching at the University and Secondary Education Levels, Textbook Sales, University Instructions
Our graduates have gone on to work atAnheuser-Busch, CenturyLink, Chase, Chevron, Fiserv, Fox News, M.D. Anderson Hospitals, Tyrell Texas Hospital, United Way
Where have our students gone on to graduate school?LSU, LSU Law School, Wayne State University, University of South Florida, Southern Illinois University, Pennsylvania State University at College Park, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Check out some of our learning opportunities:
- Internship (CMST 4090) is offered every semester
- Internships with regional business: KNOE, KTVE, CenturyLink
- British Studies Program-Study abroad opportunity
Take advantage of online learning.We currently offer select courses online.
Get involved beyond the classroom:Lambda Pi Eta (Communication Honor Society), Pi Kappa Delta (National Forensics Honorary Society)
Student resources includeThe ULM Library, Department of Communication's Resource Center, MACLab, TV Studio, Student Radio Station (KXUL)
Where are our faculty's interests?Communication Generalists: Interpersonal Communication, Performance Studies, Orality and Literacy, Communication Education, Narrative Theory, Dramatic Theory, Small Group Communication, Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Social Influence, Public Speaking, Areas of research include: Diffusion, Ethical Resistance, Whistle-Blowing, Reader-Response Theory/Audiencing, Performance of Ethnography, Ethnography of Performance, Majority and Minority Social Influence, Gender Similarities and Differences, Account Giving, Effective Teaching Strategies, Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Social Movements