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Welcome to the Department of Speech Communication

Employers are looking for graduates with exceptional communication skills now more than ever. In the Department of Speech Communication, our mission is to foster the co-creation of better social worlds through positive communication. You’ll find our successful graduates in every public sector transforming both their work places and their personal relationships through the power of positive communication. Earning a degree in communication is learning how to change the world one interaction at a time. Join the Department of Speech Communication today and start changing the world tomorrow!

A degree in speech communication not only provides you with the flexibility to pursue a variety of exciting and meaningful careers, it will set you apart in a highly competitive, global market. Earning a degree in speech communication ensures that you have the top 10 skills employers* are looking for:

  • Work in teamsThree students sitting together
  • Make decisions and problem solve
  • Organize and prioritize work
  • Communicate verbally with people inside/outside an organization
  • Obtain and process information
  • Analyze qualitative data
  • Have technical knowledge related to the job
  • Have proficiency with computer software programs
  • Create and/or edit written reports
  • Sell and influence others
*According to Forbes Magazine

Whether you are at work or at home, interacting in romantic relationships or across cultures, managing or leading others, communication lies at the heart of your professional and personal life. Our on-campus and accelerated online courses in public speaking, conflict management, organizational communication, intercultural, and interpersonal communication, as well as health communication will equip you with the knowledge and skills to create a better world through positive communication.

Department Contact Information:
Room 237 Speech Communication Building
Phone: 501-569-3158
Fax: 501-569-3196

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