Speech Communication

A Speech Communication degree prepares students to speak eloquently, write clearly, interpret the meaning of language, listen effectively, and think critically. Communication skills are among the most prized skills sought by employers. Speech Communication majors are prepared to enter the workforce in any number of areas, including education, sales, management, human relations, and media. Many Speech Communication graduates go on to attend graduate school, and many of the courses suggested for our pre-law program at Mary Hardin-Baylor come from the Speech Communication curriculum.

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Caroline Gonzalez

Student

The best things about the Speech Communication program are the small classes, the individual attention, and the relationship with the professors. My professors are always available to go the extra mile, and I know that even after I graduate they will always be there to provide me with a reference or help with a work project I may have.

Caroline Gonzalez

Student

Why should I choose Speech?

A major in Speech Communication will not only provide you with the communication skills necessary to work in numerous fields in the 21st Century, it will provide you with tools and skills necessary to be a successful citizen. Communication skills are necessary in business, in government, and in the functioning of a free and prosperous society.

What are some courses I will take?

  • Persuasion
  • Argumentation and Debate
  • Storytelling
  • Competitive Oral Interpretation

What are some career options?

With a degree in Speech Communications, your future is open to many job opportunities:

  • Teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Retail Manager
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Newscaster

Who is hiring UMHB students?

UMHB Speech students have found success in many different areas:

  • Blinn College
  • Houston Baptist University
  • City of Temple
  • Royse City High School
  • Frisco Independent School District

Where can I go to grad school?

Many Speech students have continued their education at these schools:

  • Baylor University School of Law
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Wyoming
  • West Texas A&M University

Why should I study speech at UMHB?

The Speech Communication program houses a highly successful individual events competitive speech team: Speech Cru. Team members participate in American Forensics Association inter-collegiate tournaments across the country in categories such as extemporaneous speaking, persuasive speaking, dramatic interpretation, informative speaking, poetry interpretation, and Lincoln-Douglas debate.

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Page last updated August 06, 2018