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This page contains information about the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies in the department of Arts & Humanities at the University of Houston Downtown.

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B.A. in Communication Studies

Students who study communication focus on messages and the way they impact interpersonal, corporate, medical, and public contexts.  Our students learn about aspects of the process so that they can better understand communication problems, create effective messages, build satisfying relationships, and produce balanced teams. 

Consider adding communication (COMM) courses to your existing program to increase career marketability and job advancement. Or, major in one of the Communication Studies concentrations and earn a powerful Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in Communication Studies that can open a variety of doors in communication-related careers. Additionally, a B.A. in Communication Studies from UHD will prepare you for graduate programs. See a CHSS advisor, or check the catalog for an exact list of all requirements, including acceptable courses in other disciplines. Click on the links below to learn more about the COMM courses offered in each concentration.

B.A. in Communications Studies Concentrations

There are also specific communication courses for students interested in the fields of Education and Public Relations.

Required courses in all concentrations

  • ENG 3302 Business and Technical Report Writing (W course)
  • COMM 3314 Research in Communication Studies (S course)
  • COMM 3320 Communication Theory (W course)
  • COMM 4098 Portfolio (enrollment in final term, required for graduation)

Minor in Communication Studies

Minimum requirements for minor:

  • A grade point average of 2.0.
  • A grade of at least C in all COMM courses.
  • A total of 18 hours in Communication, including COMM 1306 and at least 9 upper-level hours in Communication at UHD.

Field Experience / Internship

We encourage communication majors and minors to complete an internship (COMM 4380 Field Experience) in order to receive course credit for attaining career experience. Our research shows that communication students are offered more professional opportunities when they participate in internships.

Contact Toni Hoang at if you are interested in learning about the Communication Networking & Internship Fair held each semester.

Toni Siriko Hoang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Communication
Room: S-1083
Office: (713) 222-5373

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Last updated or reviewed on 7/23/14

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