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Communication

How we shine...
Our students are accepted into highly competitive graduate programs across the country
Competitive MACLab and Digital Studio with multimedia capabilities
Our faculty publish in international, national, and regional journals
Our faculty have received awards for their photography and research interests
New curriculum will be introduced to interface with digital enhancements in resource centers
Who to contact in Communication
Dr. Carl Thameling,
Associated Professor of Communications Studies
thameling@ulm.edu

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Master of Arts (M.A.)

About Communication...
The communication program offers a B.A. degree and minor in Communication. Students may choose one of four concentrations to complete the degree: Communication Advocacy, Digital Media, Journalism, and Public Relations. Co-curricular opportunities in digital media and other student organizations enhance classroom instruction. The department's internship program places advanced students in positions outside the university, where they contribute substantive service to the community and professions. The program also offers an interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree program.

What you can do with this degree:
Academic Counselor, Alumni Relations Director, Communication Consultant, Conflict Management Trainer, Customer Service Representative, Political Campaign Consultant and/or Director, Proofreader, Public Relations Executive, Focus Groups Coordinator, Reporting, Photojournalism, Graphic Arts, Marketing, Advertising, Nonprofit Organizations, Radio, TV, Film Careers and more.

What careers have our graduates pursued?
Academic Counseling, Advertising, Business Ownership and Management, Consulting, International Communications, Reporting, Editing, Digital Media, Web Design and Management, Graphic Design, Photojournalism, Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Radio, TV, Broadcasting, Management, University Instruction, International Communications, Consulting, Business Ownership and Management, Sound Engineering Technicians and more.

"ULM helped me grow in a lot of ways"
-Brittany Jordan,
Mass Communications Major

Our graduates have gone on to work at
Anheuser-Busch, CenturyLink, Chase, Chevron, Fiserv, M.D. Anderson Hospitals, Tyrell Texas Hospital, United Way, Fox News-Houston, Gannet, Sartor-Associates

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:
  • 4090 INTERNSHIP is offered each semester.
  • Faculty-Student Research Projects and Independent Studies
  • Theses and Exit Projects
  • Student Publications
  • British Studies Program - study abroad

Take advantage of online learning.
We currently offer select courses online.

Get involved beyond the classroom:
PRSSA (Public Relations Society of America), Kappa Tau Alpha, Lambda Pi Eta (Communication Honor Society), Pi Kappa Delta (National Forensics Honorary Society)

Student resources include
the Department of Communication’s Resource Center, MACLab, TV Studio, Audio Suite, Student Radio KXUL, Student Publications

Where are our faculty's interests?
Specializations: Digital Media Production, Public Relations, Journalism with areas of emphasis in convergent media, photojournalism and documentary photography, blogging, Web design, multimedia designs, visual communication, media criticism, social media. Research interests: E-Learning, Online Communication Tools, Reality TV, Stereotypes-Southern Images, Net Change, Feminism, Student use of internet, email, and text messaging; race, class, gender and media.