Communication Studies challenges students to see themselves as agents of change in dynamic social contexts. Employers consistently rank 'communication' as a top desirable skill among employees. Our courses help you to become an effective and well-rounded communicator in all aspects of your life – both professional and personal.
Dr. Kiley Miller
Professor of Chemistry
I was an undergrad at Schreiner and then went to M.I.T. for postgraduate work. I always wanted to come back to Kerrville. One day, I got a call from one of my old mentors at Schreiner, telling me about a teaching position. I didn’t think twice. The student-teacher relationship here is remarkable. The interaction with the students is what really drives most of the professors. After my fourth year back, I was at the graduation ceremony watching the students walk cross the stage. Those were my students who had been with me since they were freshmen. It was very emotional. But I was very proud too.
Dr. Brian Bernard
Assistant Professor of Engineering
I teach a project based curriculum to help students develop intuition and make engineering fun. Since the technology is always changing (today it’s 3D printers and virtual reality), it’s really the fundamental engineering design, leadership, and critical thinking skills that will stick with them. We start with single day design challenges and eventually build up to year-long research projects so that when they graduate, Schreiner students will have the self-confidence to embark on career-long projects to solve the important technical challenges facing our society.
Associate Professor of Education
I was living in Baton Rouge and teaching at LSU…a very big school. I came back to Texas for my family and discovered Schreiner. I’d never heard of it. I was glad to find a small, private school that caters to individual learning. You really get to know the students here. You build personal relationships with them…learning what they want out of life. There’s a sign posted at the school entrance. “Enter with hope and leave with achievement” I think that sums up the experience here at Schreiner.
My mom made me visit Schreiner. I didn’t want to go because it was too close to home. But when I got here, I fell in love with the campus. Walking around, everyone smiles and says hi to you. You get to know your teachers really well and the class sizes are small. During finals, teachers come into our diner and cook us breakfast. It’s a tradition. Even the president of the university comes in and cooks for us. How many schools can say that?
Coming home to a better education.
I grew up in Kerrville. My granddad went to Schreiner. I wanted to get away from Kerrville so I went to another school far away. A year later I came back and went to Schreiner. It’s small enough here that you can make friends easy and get to know the teachers. Professor McCormack is great…he doesn’t sugarcoat the business world and he respects other opinions. At the big school I went to, you feel like a number. Here at Schreiner, it’s small enough so you feel like you really matter.
So many friends. So much to do.
I found out about Schreiner because I played soccer in high school. I was recruited by Coach Hayes. I’d never been here before. There’s so much to do. The river’s here, so I like to fish and kayak…and swim too. We’ll hang out in Kerrville, because everything’s so close. I’m on the student activity board and I’m a teaching assistant too. I come from a big family and that’s what Schreiner feels like. I came here for soccer, but I found so much more.
Ambassador Coordinator | Mountaineer Mentor
Winning big. At a small school.
After high school, I wanted to get as far away from here as possible. I looked at a lot of schools. Then I visited Schreiner over Spring Break. The basketball coach invited me to their open gym. I met the whole team and felt a part of it right away. In my sophomore year, we made the conference tournament and broke almost every school record. I turned down other scholarships to come to Schreiner. I’ve never looked back. Even if you think you don’t want to go to a small school, you should still visit Schreiner. You’ll never want to leave.
Coordinator of Expanding Your Horizons
A social butterfly lands here
A counselor from Schreiner came to my high school. I knew right away I wanted to go. It’s close to home and the campus is pretty. I love walking around campus and running into everyone. I like getting to know people and that’s easy to do at Schreiner. I’m in a sorority, plus I’m a mentor and an ambassador. There are a lot of ways to build your leadership skills here. The teachers are the best. They’re really easy to talk to and they’re interested in you as a person. They’re like a second set of parents…in a good way.
Business Management major '16
Preparing for the real world. In a really great place.
My friend was a student at Schreiner and she wanted me to go here too. I wasn’t interested at all. Then I came to visit her…it totally changed my mind. I love how small and home-like it is. Beautiful campus in the hill country. But even though it’s small, it offers a lot. I got to go to Washington D.C. as part of the Schreiner Leadership experience. Schreiner prepares you for the real world. And you still get to enjoy all the benefits of a small school.