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When you major in Speech Communications, you’ll study communication theory and develop strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.  

You’ll probably want to consider focusing on a specific career area such as education/teaching, organizational communications or sports communications to name just a few. For example, as a student of organizational communication, you will learn how interpersonal relationships are developed, how decision-making, conflict management, and company politics are implemented within organizations. Many human resource specialists, lobbyists and public relations representatives got their start with a degree in speech communications. 

You may elect to add an educational component to your Speech degree which will permit a teaching endorsement. Speech graduates are typically well-rounded in their educational background and most find careers inside their interest.  However, if you major in Speech Communications, you should expect that the completion of a bachelor’s degree will be required and additional graduate education should be considered.  

If you are seeking a career that requires extensive direct communication skills, and love the process of interaction, then you should consider majoring in Speech Communications.

Careers in Speech

  • Announcer
  • Broadcast Engineer
  • Director/Producer
  • Event Coordinator
  • Lobbyist
  • News Reporter
  • Special Interest Advocate
  • Arbitrator
  • Broadcast Technician
  • Corporate Communications Officer
  • Health Advocate
  • Lecturer
  • Press Secretary
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Speech Writer
  • Market Research Specialist
  • Editor
  • Public Relations

About Speech Emphasis

Speech courses at MPCC serve to strengthen the student’s communication skills as individuals, in interpersonal relationships, as well as in work environments.
Speech courses meet general requirements or may be used for electives.  Most courses transfer to bachelor degree programs at many four-year schools.