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Speech

Find your voice.

Develop skills to become a convincing, authentic and ethical speaker. Build your study of the principles of public speaking upon a foundation in classical and Christian perspectives. 

As a speech major at SAU, you’ll have opportunities to practice your speaking skills through broadcasting, acting and internships. You’ll learn to use strategy to write and deliver compelling spoken messages.

Program Highlights

  • Co-Curricular Opportunities 
  • M1 IMac Computer Lab
  • Servant Speaking Experience 
  • Learn to Speak With Purpose
  • Professional Portfolio Development 

Career Pathways

  • Speech Writing
  • Lobbying
  • Activism
  • Fundraising
  • Sales
  • Freelancer/Consultant

Additional Endorsement Opportunities

  • Advertising & Public Relations
  • Audio Production
  • Communication
  • Digital Influence
  • Graphic Design
  • Freelance & Personal Branding
  • Photography 
  • Professional Writing
  • Video Production 

Core Program Courses

  • COM 100 Intro to Communication
  • COM 110 Communication Technology
  • COM 212 Rhetoric
  • COM 214 Communication Theory
  • COM 317 Digital Influence
  • COM 324 Web Content & Management
  • COM 404 Persuasion
  • COM 415 Design Thinking 
  • COM 480 Senior Seminar
  • SPE 242 Story Telling
  • SPE 265 Acting Techniques 
  • SPE 342 Oral Interp. & Voice
  • SPE 460 Senior Recital
  • WRT 216 Writing for the Media