Degree Requirements

Beginning with Fall 2007, the 120-hour curriculum leading to the B.S. degree in Communication consists of 63 credit hours (30 hours in major core and 33 hours in speech concentration).

Minor in Communication Studies Curriculum

A minor of 15 hours, including SPCH2410 or PC2500 and at least 6 upper division hours, is recommended to all students who want to improve their communication effectiveness. For majors in Business, Education, Psychology, Sociology, or Political Science, the Speech Minor is an excellent choice as it can enhance their ability to relate to others and will increase their chances for employment.


The Communication Studies program focuses on communication in its various forms and how it affects the interactions of individuals, groups, and organizations. Our courses in Interpersonal, Group, Persuasion, Public Speaking, Visual, and Intercultural Communication provide strategies for generating and delivering effective messages.


Halina Ablamowicz


Henderson Hall (HEND) 102B
Box 5072


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Advisor and Director of Speech Communication

Ph.D. Speech Communication/Southern Illinois University/Fellow, International Communicology Institute
Teaching and research interests: Intercultural Communication, Persuasion, Interpersonal Communication, Semiotics, and Public Speaking.