In the Speech major, students learn the skills necessary to deliver well-constructed and well-articulated presentations while respecting criticism received and adjusting accordingly.
Graduates pursue careers such as business and industry, politics, speechwriting and consulting, performing arts, writing, teaching and sales. All majors are encouraged to join the national championship winning Union University Debate Team, which competes in the International Public Debate Association every year. The Debate Team fosters an environment that encourages a close-knit community amongst members while also challenging the students academically.
If you are interested in the Speech major, please contact Dr. Web Drake, Chair, Communication Arts.
Speech Major: 39 hours (13 classes)
Minor in Speech: 21 hours (7 classes)
A. COM 112, 211, 218, 235, 417—15 hours (5 classes)
B. Select 2 from: COM 311, 320, 325, 416; BLAW421—6 hours (2 classes)