Speech Communication

For more information contact:
Sheryl Omlid • Schafer Hall 212C • 701-224-5422

Program Description
The ability to communicate effectively is essential in all careers and throughout life. A solid foundation in speech is particularly vital in the practice of law, politics, public relations and broadcasting, as well as business and the teaching professions. The BSC Speech Communication curriculum provides a balance between speech theory and practice, as well as core and selected communications courses. Graduates obtain the first two years of coursework toward a bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university.
High school students benefit from taking classes in speech, English, creative writing and theater. Participation in drama and speech activities, forensics, debate, DECA, FFA, or student government is helpful.

Program Requirements
Students who complete the degree plan requirements earn an Associate in Arts degree.

Those transferring to other institutions should consult the catalog of the transfer institution and modify BSC's degree plan where necessary.

Career opportunities
Teaching, public relations, radio and television broadcasting, law, management, consulting, speech writing, and sales.