Instruction in the department is grounded in the arts and sciences. Our program values a broad-based and ethically centered education that prepares students for a profession, democratic citizenry, and a productive personal life.
An acquired understanding of communication theory, research, and practice are central to the department’s mission. Effective communication has limitless applications across computer-mediated and face-to-face professional and personal contexts.
The department offers a B.A. degree and minor in Communication. Students may choose one of four concentrations to complete the degree: Communication Advocacy, Digital Media, Journalism, and Public Relations. (see degree requirements)
Co-curricular opportunities in digital media and other student organizations enhance classroom instruction. The department's internship program places advanced students in positions outside the university, where they contribute substantive service to the community and professions.
The department also offers an interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree program.(see degree requirements)
KXUL Radio - 91X, as it is known, is the 8,500-watt student-staffed FM radio station operated within the department. 91X is on the air with its modern rock format 24 hours each day, throughout the year. Students of all majors and classes are invited to join the 91X staff of volunteers. A limited number of work-study positions are available for the more experienced on-air staff members of the station, and for the station's student managers.
HawkTV - Mass communication students at ULM produce a television series specifically focused on ULM news and events. The programs featured vary, but are student-driven creations.