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Speech Communication


Welcome to the Department of Speech Communication!

Speaking and Writing Well. Forming Meaningful Relationships. Managing Diversity. Engagement in Community. Transforming Social Life. Personal Growth. Deep Learning.

These words capture the vision of the founding members of the department, Dr. John Gray and Dr. Jerry Butler, who began the department in 1970 and continue to define the Department of Speech Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Today, our mission is clear: to foster the co-creation of better social worlds through positive communication.

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. This department will prepare you to communicate more competently. Our on campus and on line courses range from public speaking, intercultural and interpersonal communication to health communication and organizational communication. We also offer a fully on-line undergraduate degree. In each, you will learn the skills that will equip you to create a better world through positive communication.

Named the Department of Excellence by the University, the Department of Speech Communication brings together award-winning faculty in teaching and research. At the undergraduate level, we offer a major in Speech Communication. At the graduate level, we offer a master’s degree in Applied Communication and Health Communication. The department also houses the Communication Skill Center, a place where students and professionals can learn to improve their communication skills.

The department extends a warm welcome and looks forward to working with you.

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

Updated 8.27.2014