Speech Communication (BA)

Our online and on campus curriculumBAPic is designed to meet the needs of students with an interest in communicative behavior in business, education, industry, and other professions. Students are trained in interpersonal and public communication skills related to human relations and organizational communication.

Admission requirements:

  • 12 semester hours completed, 2.00 GPA
  • RHET 1311 minimum grade of C
  • SPCH 1300 minimum grade of C

In addition to program requirements, all students must complete the following:


 

Major Requirements: 34 hours (beyond SPCH 1300)

A grade of C or greater must be attained to fulfill a course requirement for the major.

Core Communication Courses (12 hours)

  • SPCH 2310: Human Communication Concepts
  • SPCH 2311: Introduction to Communication Research
  • SPCH 3320: Advanced Public Speaking
  • SPCH 4312: Intercultural Communication OR SPCH 4357: Communicating with Difference

Professional Communication Courses (9 hours from the following)

  • SPCH 3316: Interviewing
  • SPCH 3322: Small Group Communication
  • SPCH 3323: Conflict Management
  • SPCH 3330: Professional Communication
  • SPCH 3340: Communication Ethics
  • SPCH 4311: Organizational Communication

Upper-level Communication Courses (9 hours from the following)

  • SPCH 3315: Gender Communication
  • SPCH 3300: Interpersonal Communication
  • SPCH 3350: Nonverbal Communication
  • SPCH 4100: Independent Study
    SPCH 4201: Independent Study
  • SPCH 4312: Intercultural Communication
  • SPCH 4313: Seminar: Studies in Communication
  • SPCH 4314: Internship
  • SPCH 4315: Cooperative Education in Speech Communication
  • SPCH 4323: Family Communication
  • SPCH 4357: Communicating with Difference

Capstone Courses (4 hours)

  • SPCH 4300
  • SPCH 4110

Intercultural Communication Competency Courses (6 hours)

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