For the individual who is curious about the different ways to communicate and to communicate effectively in all sorts of environments to all sorts of people, this is an excellent field to major in. Based in elements of the study of rhetoric and branching out into all fields of human communication, this area of study is inclusive of most types of human communication. This is a major for people who enjoy working with other people, who enjoy speaking in public and who wish to pursue a major with wide ranging access to the liberal arts. Speech communication majors should be excellent in English, capable of doing research and organizing materials in written and oral presentations.
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The required and elective courses you would take for Speech Communication majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.