Welcome to the Department of Communication in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts. We are the largest department in COLFA, with over 800 students and 25 full-time faculty. We specialize in Communication Studies with concentrations in Public Relations, Digital Communication and Health Communication at the undergraduate level.

We also have an expanding MA Program with over 40 active graduate students, with enrollments growing annually. Our graduate faculty specialize in a wide gamut of research areas such as:

  • Interpersonal/Small Group Communication
  • Intercultural/International Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Health Communication
  • Digital Communication

We house the nationally-ranked UTSA Debate Team, and the first National Advertising Competition (NSAC) Team at UTSA. Our students are involved with campus life through several other registered student organizations led by our passionate COM Faculty as their advisors including: PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society), AAF (American Advertising Federation), AWC (Association of Women in Communication), and Story-Tellers at UTSA.

Come join us and learn about the exciting world of communication!

Charles Mahood


Charles "Chad" Mahood, Ph.D.

Associate Professor



Friends of Communication

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March 16, 2023

UTSA professor explores spirituality as a way to fight climate change

Despite decades of public messaging about the effects of climate change, there continues to be a struggle with motivating action. In an effort to see some movement, Jessica Eise, an assistant professor of social and environmental challenges in the UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts’ (COLFA) Department of Communication, is diving deeper into how spirituality interconnects with the environment, specifically climate change.

November 8, 2022

Stanford Research Identifies Prof. Robert Tokunaga as Influential Communication Scholar

Published by COLFA

Associate Professor of Communication Robert Tokunaga has been identified as among the top 2% most influential Communication and Media Studies scholars of the last 60 years (1960-2021).

Farrin Moreno

August 3, 2021

MA student Farrin Moreno featured as a Parent Voice Contributor

Published by COLFA

Farrin emphasizes how communication plays a critical role in the experience of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) parents.

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We appreciate your interest in the Department of Communication and extend our warmest welcome to you from the Department.