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Communication Studies: Rhetoric & Public Communication Option


Whether students hope to pursue careers in local, state, or national politics, non-profit administration and outreach, or seek advance degrees in law or the humanities, our students will gain all the skills needed to succeed in their chosen path by completing course work in the Communication Studies, Rhetoric & Public Communication major.

What You'll Do

  • Interact with well-trained faculty in small-class settings.
  • Learn and train in state-of-the-art facilities in Academic Hall.
  • Develop skills in oral, written, and visual communication, as well as listening, teamwork, leadership, and more.
  • Experience one-on-one advising to determine the best courses and minor (or second major) best suited to personal goals and aspirations.
  • Have access to the student organizations COMMrades and Jimmy's Friends.
  • Be poised to try out for Southeast's award-winning debate team and/or as a tutor in the department's speaker's resource center.
  • Have the opportunity to oversee public events while earning course credit.

What You'll Study

  • SC 195 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • SC 200 Advanced Public Speaking
  • SC 360 Experiential Comm Projects
  • SC 320 Group Comm & Decision-Making

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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Caterpillar
  • Childrens' Charity of St. Louis
  • Cintas
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • LDiscovery
  • Timberland

Graduate School Opportunities

  • Ball State University
  • Clemson University
  • DePaul University
  • Duke University
  • Indiana University
  • Northwestern University
  • Saint Louis University
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Illinois


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