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Communication and Leadership

Major in the Moody College of Communication

Major Communication And Leadership
Trent Lesikar

The Moody College of Communication's Bachelor of Science in Communication and Leadership seeks to inspire and educate future leaders and provide students with the foundations needed to address significant social concerns through philanthropy, public service and civic advocacy.

Leadership is a core value of the University of Texas at Austin, and developing leaders for Texas and beyond is central to accomplishing the University’s mission. To be a leader requires the ability to bridge narrow academic disciplines with a capacity to envision strategies that are informed through interdisciplinary approaches, communication skills, and ethical practices.

Declaration Requirements


Students must have an overall UT GPA of at least 2.25 and a Communication GPA of at least 2.0 in order to be considered for an internal transfer into the college. Students who want to add a second major (or change their current second major) must have 30 hours in-residence and minimum UT and Communication GPAs of 2.75. Priority is given to applicants who have already successfully completed some coursework in the Communication and Leadership major.

How to Declare


Current UT students interested in transferring to the Moody College of Communication can learn more about application deadlines, requirements, and information sessions on the internal transfer website.

Required Courses


View degree requirements and checklists to see the required courses for the Bachelor of Science in Communication and Leadership.



Big-picture thinking; commitment to making a better world; interdisciplinary flexibility; curiosity; strong communication skills.


  • Knowledge of the theories and practices of ethical leadership
  • Adaptable communication skills tailored to career focus
  • Interdisciplinary understanding of social challenges and innovative problem solving techniques
  • Experience using effective leadership in a variety of contexts

Your major does not always determine your career path. Many graduates pursue careers outside their field, depending on their interests and experiences.


It’s not just your major that matters! Make yourself marketable by gaining a variety of experiences in college. Read a few inspiring stories by professionals whose experiences led to great careers.

Contact a Texas Career Engagement career counselor today to find out how you can turn your major into a career.