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Speech Communication B.A./B.S.

The major in speech communication prepares graduates for careers in positions such as business, teaching, law, management, human resources, public relations, communication, and theology. It is a flexible major that can accommodate a variety of interests and career goals. A graduate in speech communication should possess: The ability to understand and apply the skills necessary for success as a public speaker; the ability to understand and use knowledge and skills in professional and personal environments involving interpersonal, small group, organizational and political communication, and classroom interaction.

  1. Students will have mastered the skills necessary to perform informative and persuasive speeches.
  2. Students will learn the effective methods for desirable outcomes in small group decision making.
  3. Students will learn the importance of intercultural communication in the 21st century.
Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required courses in the major
SPC 1315US-Fund of Public Speaking3
or SPC 1321 US-Business/Prof Speaking
SPC 201US-STUDIES IN HUMAN/COMM3
SPC 112Voice and Phonetics3
SPC 317Interpersonal Communicat3
SPC 318GLB/Small Group Communication3
SPC 408GLB/INTERCULTURAL COMM3
SPC 412Theory of Communication3
SPC 414Political Communication3
SPC 312PERSUASION3
or SPC 418 COMMUNICATION & SOCIAL CHANGE
THE 211GBL/Oral Interpretation3
or THE 311 GLB/Readers Theatre
Required support courses
MGT 305GLB/Mgmt & Organizatnal Behav3
JOUR 1307US-Mass Commun in Society3
Required Minor
Minimum 18 hours required in the Minor18
Additional Electives Required
Electives required to meet minimum program hours24
Total Hours120