The Speech Communication Major is designed to prepare you to transfer and earn a bachelor degree in Speech Communication or Communication Studies. Beyond transfer, it will also give you the skills needed for several entry level positions within the field.


Major Requirements


To successfully major and earn an AA Degree in Speech Communication, you need to complete 18 units within the major with a "C" or better. Nine units must be completed in the required courses and nine units from the Speech Communication electives. 

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Suggested Course Sequence


Use the following sequence as guide to successfully complete the Speech Communications major within two years.

Year 1

Fall Semester
  • Speech 1: Fundamentals of Speech
Spring Semester
  • Speech 6: Argumentation and Debate
  • Speech 10: Interpersonal Communication

Year 2

During the 2nd year of the program, choose an emphasis within Speech Communication. You only need to complete one emphasis sequence in order to fulfill your major requirements.

Emphasis: Performance

Fall Semester
  • Speech 5A: Competitive Speech
  • Speech 5B: Forensics or Speech 3: Voice & Diction
Spring Semester
  • Speech 5A: Competitive Speech
  • Speech 5B: Forensics
  • Speech 8: Reader's Theater

Emphasis: Persuasion/Critical Thinking

Fall Semester
  • Speech 5A: Competitive Speech
  • Speech 5B: Forensics 
Spring Semester
  • Speech 5A: Competitive Speech
  • Speech 5B: Forensics
  • Speech 12: Argumentation & Critical Thinking

Emphasis: Business/Leadership

Fall Semester
  • Speech 9: Communication & Group Leadership
Spring Semester
  • Speech 12: Argumentation & Critical Thinking

Questions About Majoring in Speech?

Speak with a Speech Faculty member or meet with a counselor for more information and/or advice about majoring in Speech Communications.