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Why Study Speech Communication

It is estimated that 75% of a person's day is spent communicating in some way. As a college student, 69% of your communication time involves speaking and listening, 17% reading and 14% writing. In other words . . .

  • You listen to a book a day,
  • You speak a book a week,
  • You read a book a month, and
  • You write a book a year.

Power belongs to those who know how to communicate. Few professions exist in which effective speaking and listening are not highly prized (the average Chief Executive Officer spends over 90% of his or her time communicating). We invite you to develop that power to the fullest.

What can you do with a degree in speech? What can't you do with it! Here are just a few ideas:

  • Business (Management, Personnel, Trainer, Sales, Negotiator)
  • Advertising (Creative Director, Media Buyer, Copy Writer)
  • Communication Education (Drama Director, Speech Coach, School Counselor)
  • Electronic Media (Producer, Host, Script Writer, Director, Announcer)
  • Journalism (Reporter, Newscaster, Editor, Author, Researcher)
  • Public Relations (Publicity Manager, Media Planner, Lobbyist, Creative Director)
  • Performing Arts (Model, Stage Manager, Director, Designer, Casting Director)
  • Government/Politics (Campaign Director, Elected Official, Legislative Assistant)
  • Law (Public Defender, District Attorney, Corporate Lawyer, Legal Secretary)
  • Social and Human Services (Religious Leader, Social Worker, Mental Counselor)