About the Department of Communication

The Department of Communication at the University of Texas at El Paso is housed in the Cotton Memorial Building on the UTEP campus.

The department was created in 1984 through the merger of the Department of Mass Communication and the Speech program, formerly part of the Department of Speech and Drama. The history and evolution of the program of study in Communication at UTEP, however, goes back to the late 1940s when the Department of Radio-Television and Journalism was first established. Today's program reflects a set of contemporary perspectives of the many innovations, both conceptually and technologically, which continue to define the field of Communication.

The UTEP program in Communication is a contemporary blend of the humanistic and applied directions of the field. The Department offers five areas of concentration: Communication Studies, Digital Media Production, Organizational and Corporate Communication, Multimedia Journalism, and Media Advertising. We also offer minors in Communication Studies and Film Studies.  Our faculty includes a number of highly recognized experts in the various Communication subfields. We hope you will enjoy browsing our website to learn more about programs, including our majors, graduate degrees, and ongoing research projects. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us directly.

The Department’s main number is (915) 747-5129.