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:

  • advertising
  • arts and entertainment
  • business
  • communication consultant
  • corporate, retail or personal sales
  • corporate training and development programs
  • education
  • government
  • international relations
  • media
  • medicine
  • 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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Professional Communication
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