Minor in Speech Communication
Students may seek an academic minor in speech communication.
The minor in speech communication complements the skills the student gains in his or her major discipline by developing communication skills, particularly oral communication, as well as providing a greater understanding of human interaction in a variety of personal and professional contexts.
Requirements for the Minor
A minor in speech communication requires the completion of 15 credits of coursework in speech communication. All SPCH and COMM courses apply, but at least 9 credits must be earned in SPCH courses. It is recommended that students take COMM 300 and SPCH 100 as the first courses for the minor (if they have not already applied the courses toward other degree requirements).
Courses already applied toward other degree requirements (e.g., major or general education) may not be applied toward the minor. At least 9 credits must be earned in upper-level courses (numbered 300 or above). Prerequisites apply for all courses.
Note: Students should have taken SPCH 100 or have comparable public speaking experience before enrolling in courses for the speech communication minor.