Communication Studies

speech communication

Degrees offered

  • Bachelor of Science or Arts in Communication Studies with emphases in:
    • communication studies
    • organizational communication
    • pre-law
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies with an emphasis in organizational communication (This is a 2+2 degree program offered with the Maricopa Community College system; it is not offered on the Flagstaff campus.)
  • Bachelor of Science or Arts Interdisciplinary Studies: Organizational Communication
  • Bachelor of Science or Arts Interdisciplinary Studies: Communication Studies
  • minor in organizational communication
  • minor in communication studies
  • certificate in professional communication

Communication helps us form relationships, allows cultures to evolve, and encourages understanding among people. By studying speech communication, you’ll improve your ability to achieve productive human interaction and professional success.

Through individual and group communication, our program helps you develop these practical and critical skills in the following communications areas:

  • oral
  • written
  • visual

Internship opportunities

You may complete an internship in an approved organization to gain valuable work experience. In addition, the university forensics program offers opportunities in American Forensic Association-National Individual Events Tournament events.

Career opportunities

Employment opportunities include:

  • lawyer
  • speech writer
  • public information officer
  • negotiator

Additional information

For more information, visit the academic catalog or contact Dr. Laura Umphrey:
Phone: 928-523-0470
E-mail: Laura.Umphrey@nau.edu