Why Study Speech Communication
It is estimated that 75% of a person's day is spent communicating in some way. As a college student, 69% of your communication time involves speaking and listening, 17% reading and 14% writing. In other words . . .
- You listen to a book a day,
- You speak a book a week,
- You read a book a month, and
- You write a book a year.
Power belongs to those who know how to communicate. Few professions exist in which effective speaking and listening are not highly prized (the average Chief Executive Officer spends over 90% of his or her time communicating). We invite you to develop that power to the fullest.
What can you do with a degree in speech? What can't you do with it! Here are just a few ideas:
- Business (Management, Personnel, Trainer, Sales, Negotiator)
- Advertising (Creative Director, Media Buyer, Copy Writer)
- Communication Education (Drama Director, Speech Coach, School Counselor)
- Electronic Media (Producer, Host, Script Writer, Director, Announcer)
- Journalism (Reporter, Newscaster, Editor, Author, Researcher)
- Public Relations (Publicity Manager, Media Planner, Lobbyist, Creative Director)
- Performing Arts (Model, Stage Manager, Director, Designer, Casting Director)
- Government/Politics (Campaign Director, Elected Official, Legislative Assistant)
- Law (Public Defender, District Attorney, Corporate Lawyer, Legal Secretary)
- Social and Human Services (Religious Leader, Social Worker, Mental Counselor)