|Welcome to the Department of Communication at Texas A&M University. I chose to join the department as a faculty member because I was impressed with the quality and drive of the faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students and their commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and service. As Department Head, I continue to be inspired by my colleagues and our students as we generate research that makes a difference and prepare our students to pursue their professional careers and become productive citizens.
Our undergraduate program has more than 1200 majors pursuing either a B.A. in Communication, a B.A. in Telecommunication, or a B.S. in Telecommunication. To help prepare our undergraduate students for the changing job market, we recently added four certificates for undergraduate students:
These innovative certificates enable undergraduate students to create a sharp focus in a selected area of study by integrating a rich understanding of communication theory and research with the development of marketable skills for today’s workforce. Our graduate program is designed to develop excellent researchers and exemplary teachers that are equipped to take a communication perspective toward many of the perplexing social and political issues that confront our world. Our graduate program is organized around four areas of study:
Our department has been recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in research and teaching. Our faculty and graduate students have received several awards from our professional communication associations as well as Texas A&M for high-impact teaching and creating research that makes a difference. We are committed to developing people’s skills and abilities to take leadership positions in their communities.
It is an exciting time to be the Department Head as we continue to build on a tradition of excellence and innovation in research, teaching, and service to create a vibrant community of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students that are ready to make a difference in the world. I invite you to look over these webpages and learn more about the opportunities the Department of Communication offers our undergraduate and graduate students. If you would like to become more involved with our departmental activities or learn more about our program, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor and Head
Dr. J. Kevin Barge