Why Choose a Communication Studies Degree?
The Communication Studies program prepares students for success in a number of fields. Communication skills are fundamental to all professions, as well as daily life. Course topics include public speaking, small group communication, argumentation and debate, oral interpretation, interpersonal communication as well as forensics practicum.
The department sponsors a highly successful forensics program. Students here compete with students from other colleges and universities in public speaking and literary performance events.
What is Communication Studies and why is it important?
The field of Communication Studies focuses on how people communicate across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. In a report on today's fastest growing careers, the U.S. Department of Labor states that communication skills will be in demand across occupations well into the 21st century. Taking Speech Communication courses in college is beneficial to any career path.
What can I do with a Communication Studies Degree?
College students with a Communication Studies Degree can be found in a variety of professional settings. According to the National Communication Association, Speech Communication graduates are employed in the following fields:
- Radio and TV Broadcasting
- Public Relations
- Theater and Performing Arts
- Government and Politics
- High Technology Industries
- Medicine and Healthcare
- International Relations
- Social and Human Services
the art of public speaking
Interested in public speaking?
Become involved in our Forensics program.