Frequently Asked Questions!
Q: What will I learn to do as a Speech Communication major?
A: Speech Communication majors learn how to work effectively in the contemporary workplace. They cultivate the skills to:
- Make group work pleasant and productive
- Run efficient meetings
- Deal with conflict before it escalates
- Work well even with the most difficult co-workers
- Make presentations that impress decisions makers
Q: What can I do with a Speech Communications degree?
A: Our Speech Communication graduates get jobs in a variety of fields:
- Banking, customer relations
- Churches, membership development
- Hospitals, patient satisfaction
- Not-for-profits, fund raising and event management
- Business Customer Service
- Schools, student recruiting
- Sales, advertising
- Political campaign aids
- Public Affairs assistant
- Corporate Employee Relations
And many of our students go on to graduate school in:
- Public Relations
- University Student Activities Management
- Political Science
- Mass Media
Q: What will my classes be like?
A: Classes tend to be smaller, under 25, and combine collaborative projects, discussion and workshops with more traditional lecture and testing. You'll take courses like:
- Small Group
- Training and Development
- Interpersonal Communication
- Mass Media
- Nonverbal Communication