Majors and Programs
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Education: Speech Communication
Education is one of the most important and rewarding career choices today. As a teacher, you will meet exciting challenges and reap the rewards of educating young people who will be our leaders of tomorrow. A major in speech communication at Iowa State offers students an opportunity to develop excellent communication skills and a thorough knowledge of the theory of human communication. Speech communication majors take a variety of courses in which they develop exceptional skills in public speaking, interpersonal communication, and group communication.
Specific career options include:
- arts and entertainment
- communication consultant
- corporate, retail or personal sales
- corporate training and development programs
- international relations
- preparing for study in law or the ministry
- public relations
- radio or television announcing, directing, and producing
- social and human services
Students who major in speech communication can prepare themselves for a wide variety of future employment opportunities, depending upon individual interests, background, and abilities. Communication internships in business and professional settings are available for qualified students.
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