Brooklyn Department of Communication Studies

Brooklyn Department of Communication Studies

Broaden your career options. Make a difference. Get ready.

Prepare for success in a variety of career paths with a bachelor’s degree from our Department of Communication Studies. This program is ideal for students with diverse interests and talents, helping them develop the personal, academic and professional skills necessary to excel in the field of communication.

Join our department, and choose from three dynamic specializations of study — speech language pathology/audiology, theatre and communication arts — all of which lead to a B.A. in Speech.

Students are encouraged to focus on one specialization, but they do have the option to take an eclectic mix of all three. Our communication studies department is widely recognized for its focus on the practical experiences and internships that lead to meaningful and productive careers. Students will work closely in a small-class setting with our highly-credentialed faculty of respected and active practitioners in the field.

Get ready to make a difference in the field of communication.  

Sabrina ScioveSabrina Sciove '20
Speech Major, Therapeutic Recreation Minor

"Without the knowledge and experiences gained from St. Joseph's University, I never would have begun my current internship at Staten Island University Hospital.  St. Joseph's has aspired me to achieve a Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology.  It has been the school’s companionship-based foundations that have pushed me forward in my own individual pursuits."

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The Brooklyn Communication Studies Experience

Pair it with a Minor: Looking to expand your area of study? A speech major pairs well with such minors as theatre, psychology, business administration, marketing, biology, sociology, English and political science.


Research and Internship Opportunities: Conduct research and present at conferences across the country. Engage in meaningful internship opportunities across New York City.


Extensive Career Options: Prepare for a career in speech language pathology or audiology; in the performing or creative arts; or in professional settings, including Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit agencies, athletics, health or government agencies, or sales.


Learn About Our Programs

Speech Communication Major
What can you do with a degree in speech?

St. Joseph's University’s B.A. in Speech takes its graduates to many destinations, often leading to a diverse collection of careers. Counselors, public relations specialists and speech language pathologists are just a few examples. Graduate study in speech and language pathology is the popular choice.



Speech Minor
Get a broader academic experience.

Gain the means for effective communication with a minor in speech. In addition to three required course, choose from electives that complement your major for a total of 18 credits. Acceptance of transfer credits is at the discretion of the chair or associate chair.



Theatre Minor
Pave the pathway to your career.

An 18-credit theatre minor is enhanced by the campus’ close proximity to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, as well as to Broadway and off-Broadway offerings. This minor provides an overview of theatre and drama and gives students the opportunity to participate in drama productions.



Speech Communication Concentration for Child Study
Boost your already-impressive teaching résumé. 

This 30-credit concentration enhances your child study majors and prepares you to work with children struggling with speech communication.