Students majoring in communication and speech studies will examine theories of interpersonal and small group communication, techniques and practices related to effective speaking, argument and advocacy, and applications that can be applied to a variety of professional and organizational contexts.

As one of the oldest foundations of the communication discipline, speech studies has maintained importance today in helping us better understand how humans connect and communicate in families, relationships, healthcare settings, courtrooms and organizational contexts both small and large. Speech and interpersonal communication theories can be applied to make change, sustain dialogue, negotiate conflict, engage with diverse cultures and maintain more harmonious interpersonal relationships. 

Career Opportunities

  • human resources
  • conflict mediation
  • consulting
  • civil service
  • further legal studies

A minor in speech is also available.