Welcome to the Department of Communication Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at NMSU!


“A modern major for a modern workforce and a more fulfilling life”

Our curriculum and faculty makeup reflects a comprehensive approach to the field of Communication offering students opportunities to explore courses in interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, political communication, social influence, and social media. Our award-winning faculty also teach classes and conduct research in environmental, family, health, political, health, sports, and technology communication. We are dedicated to providing students with diverse learning opportunities grounded in experiential and active learning principles.

The Department of Communication Studies has six tenure/tenure-track professors with expertise in diverse areas of the field of Communication. The faculty maintain active and productive research programs while also showing a strong dedication to teaching excellence. Several of our faculty have received numerous teaching and research awards and honors at the institutional and national level. The Department of Communication Studies has a vibrant face-to-face graduate program with approximately 20 to 30 graduate students and also offers online Professional Master's Degrees. Learn more about online degree options at NMSU Global.


About Communication Studies:

Our degree programs prepare students to excel in a variety of careers in our ever-changing world. We offer both undergraduate (Bachelor of Arts) and graduate (Master of Arts) degrees, as well as minors in Communication Studies. The Department of Communication Studies is dynamic, thriving, and accepting new students both in-person & online.

Embrace Curiosity & Explore where Communication Studies can take you!



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