Speech Communication

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:

  • Law
  • Public Relations
  • University Student Activities Management
  • Psychology
  • 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
  • Argumentation
  • Nonverbal Communication


Individuals are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner-that is, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran.  The institution and program comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and executive orders pertaining thereto.

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