The humanistic study and practice of human communication - whether applied to individuals relating to themselves or others, family units, public forums, or media forms - provides the fundamental basis for understanding our ways of thinking, knowing and relating to each other through the symbols we share.
The Communication program offers a B.A. degree in Communication, along with teacher certification (secondary level). Students may also minor in Communication. Journalism courses may be applied to the non teacher certification major or minor. The program also offers graduate courses that can be used by students pursuing a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts or a Master of Education with a concentration in Communication.
The program is active in all forms of communication. Each year in December, students from across West Texas gather on campus for the Sul Ross Fall UIL Academic Tournament. UIL style events include CX and LD debate, individual speaking events, and various academic events. A number of students and faculty are employed as judges at UIL sanctioned events throughout Texas.
The program also sponsors student produced radio and television programming from the radio station and television studio located in the Francois Fine Arts Building. KSRU Radio broadcasts a mix of music styles, news and information over the campus cable systems and as pod casts while KSRU-TV production programs are broadcast through the campus cable system.