With a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication, students take courses that integrate the theoretical understanding of communication with the practical application of communication skills. Communication Studies includes the study of many kinds of communication including rhetoric and public speaking, performance studies, media and new technologies, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, health communication, public relations, and communication theory and research. Students can choose to specialize in one or more of these areas of communication in order to tailor their major to their unique interests and career goals. In addition, students can explore their areas of interest through hands-on-learning experiences such as internships and service-learning.
The Department of Communication Studies and Theatre currently offers a B.A. in Speech Communication and a Minor in Speech Communication. We also offer an interdisciplinary minor in Public Relations in coordination with the English Department
We constantly update our programs to reflect changes in professional association recommendations and the addition of new courses. Thus, below are links to degree requirements for both old and revised programs.
Click the appropriate link to view the program checksheet in pdf format. Checksheets list all the courses, requirements and options in the program. Please see your advisor for information on the program in which you are enrolled.