Welcome to the Department of Communication!

Stacey Sowards, chair

Department Chair's Welcome


The Department of Communication will be a site of instruction and research, and a place of creation. It will be the nexus of bridges among communication scholars and practitioners from the United States, Mexico, and communities who serve as borders for their nations. It will be a place of continuing education for Hispanic journalists and other communication practitioners, as well as the source of educational opportunity for Latinos/as and any student interested in attending a university in a bilingual, bicultural setting. It will be the place to enhance the educational aspirations of all students interested in bicultural/intercultural communication in mediated, societal, organizational, and interpersonal contexts.


The mission of the UTEP Department of Communication is to educate future leaders of communication organizations and industries and outstanding communication practitioners in print and broadcast journalism, video production, advertising, and organizational/corporate communication.  Additionally, its purpose is to educate future public school teachers in multiple communication fields (e.g. journalism, speech, broadcasting), and prepare students with the necessary analytical and research skills to move into challenging graduate programs anywhere in the United States.

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