Topics of Study
In this program, you will focus on human interpersonal communication from the scientific/behavioral and humanistic perspectives. You will learn about the history, theory, and physiology of speech. You will analyze the structure of different types of public speech, the role of speech in society, and the relationship of speech to nonverbal and other forms of communication. You will learn to produce and evaluate a variety of oral communications, from formal speeches to everyday informal conversations.
- A bachelor's degree is usually required to get a job in this field, especially to teach at the secondary level.
- A graduate degree is usually required to teach in higher education.
- With a degree in Speech and Rhetorical Studies, individuals may find work in business, education, and government.
- Dramatist (Playwright)
- Public Relations Specialist
- Radio/TV Announcer/Newscaster