The Department of Communication and Media Studies aims to educate students in all aspects of human communication. Our goal is to produce graduates who can think critically, reason morally, write and speak with precision and impact, and present performances in a variety of media to audiences of all types
We offer majors in Speech Communication, Mass Communication (with emphases in Journalism and Public Relations) and Film Studies. Our Mass Communication degrees are complemented by lab work on the Bells, the UMHB student newspaper, and reporting on campus events. We also offer internships at a variety of local newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations and public relations firms. Our Speech Communication degree is aimed at those interested in graduate study in Communication as well as those preparing to teach speech in a secondary school environment. Our Film Studies degree prepares students to work on both sides of the camera in the rapidly growing film and television industry. CRUFilms, our student film group, writes, directs and produces several short films each year.
We have a growing and successful inter-collegiate forensics and speech competition team who travel around the country competing in individual speech events. More information about the UMHB Speech and Debate Team is available here.