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A communication degree will prepare you for a wide variety of careers while developing highly-marketable skills.

Choose Your Degree Program
There are two different communication undergraduate degrees offered at Texas A&M University: the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science.

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science
Major course work focus Liberal arts focus Social science focus
Additional Requirements Foreign language requirement Quantitative course requirements (statistics, computer applications and research methods)
Educational Supplement Minor Communications Certificate

First-Year Experience

Coursework for incoming freshmen for both programs begins with a dedicated first-semester experience. This experience introduces you to the breadth of the field of communication and of media. You'll be involved in small groups that help you get acquainted with Texas A&M, our resources and our opportunities. We also welcome transfer students, meeting them where they are and integrating them into the communication family.

You will take required courses that establish a firm foundation in the field before selecting additional classes that suit your interests and needs.

Certificates in Communication

Certificates can further focus your studies. The communication department offers certificates in:

  • Diversity and Social Justice
  • Global Media
  • Health Communication
  • Leadership and Conflict Management
  • Social Media
  • Strategic Communication

Bachelor of Science in Communication majors must complete one of these certificate programs. The certificate will provide context and expertise for the communication intervention science focus.

Bachelor of Arts in Communication majors may also choose to complete one of these certifications.

Enhance Your Degree with a Minor

All Bachelor of Arts in Communication majors are required to select a minor to accompany their major field of study. Minors are 15–18 credit hours and will display on your transcript after graduation, but not on your diploma. You can choose an area related to communications or a different discipline, based on your interests.

University-Approved Minors


The field of communication is supremely diverse and varied as are the careers pursued by our majors. Majoring in communication can prepare you for a variety of careers, including:

  • Advertising
  • Digital messaging
  • Event management
  • Graphic design
  • Health
  • International business
  • Leadership & management
  • Marketing
  • Political campaign management
  • Promotions
  • Public relations
  • Sales
  • Social media
  • Sports

Your choice of degree program and supporting education (certificate program or minor) will prepare you for a career that suits your skills and interests.