Minor in Communication

  • Total Credit Hours: 18
  • Degree Format: Traditional

About this field

Speech communication, a discipline with roots predating ancient Greece, has been one of the fastest-growing fields of study in the United States for nearly two decades. Effective communication is crucial to the success of organizations and businesses today and is central to several fields including public relations and politics. The speech communication program at Valdosta State University provides a balance of theory and practice, and students learn about communication in a variety of contexts.

The Valdosta State Difference

Students in the speech communication program at Valdosta State become proficient in the discipline both in and out of the classroom. Students can earn credit for internships completed during their junior and senior years and are encouraged to complete at least one prior to graduation. Several organizations on campus give students additional opportunities to hone their skills, network and learn about the discipline, including the Public Relations Student Society of America, the Forensics (speech and debate) Team and the Student Society of Communication Scholars. Exceptional students may be invited to join Lambda Pi, a communication honor society.

What You'll Learn

As a minor in Communication you will:

  • develop strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • develop excellent interpersonal skills.
  • develop strong public speaking skills.
  • develop strong team, leadership, project, and meeting management skills.
  • develop critical thinking and information literacy


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  • Communication Consultant
  • Community Affairs Administrator
  • Copywriter
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Development Officer
  • Diversity Trainer
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Event Planner
  • Forensics/Debate Coach
  • Fundraiser
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Lobbyist
  • Media Analyst
  • Media Buyer
  • Media Planner
  • Media Production Assistant
  • Mediator
  • Personnel Manager
  • Press Secretary
  • Public Information Officer
  • Public Opinion Researcher
  • Public Relations Professional
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publicity Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Speechwriter
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    Corner of Patterson St. &
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