Speech Minor

Communication skills are the key to success in your future! Not only can Communication courses help you develop your relationships with friends and family, they also can help you get the job that you want and be successful at that job. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) ranks Communication skills as the top skill that employers seek, regardless of what field you choose. 

The Speech Communication minor can help you develop your skills in the following areas: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Group Communication, Intercultural Communication, and Critical Thinking. For more information about the 17-credit Speech Communication minor, contact: 

Dr. Amanda Brown
Minor Advisor
210 Tainter Hall

Speech Minor is 17 credits, including the required SPCOM 100 (Fundamentals of Speech) course. Any combination of the courses listed below may be used for the minor, unless otherwise specified.


NOTE:  Students must earn a minimum grade of C in each course and have a GPA of 2.5 in order graduate with the minor.

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
SPCOM 100Fundamentals of Speech2
SPCOM 101Forensics1-2
SPCOM 102Forensics1-2
SPCOM 103/104Forensics1-2
SPCOM 200Persuasive Speaking2
SPCOM 206Discussion2
SPCOM 208Theory of Communication2
SPCOM 210Interpersonal Communication2
SPCOM 236Listening2
SPCOM 308/508Sppech Skills for Business and Industry2
SPCOM 312Intercultural Communication3
SPCOM 350Nonverbal Communication3
SPCOM 414Interviewing1
SPCOM 425Informational Interviewing1
THEA 131Theatre Practicum1-4
THEA 232Introduction to Theatre3
THEA 334Contemporary Theatre2
THEA 338Play Production2
PSYCH 370Interpersonal Effectiveness2

Sign Language I
Sign Language II