Speech Communication Major

Speech Communication Major

Effective communication skills are essential to personal, academic and professional success and the Department of Communication Studies hones those skills to build confidence and assurance in its majors.

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

The department also offers several theater courses, where Long Island Campus students utilize the Clare Rose Playhouse. In Brooklyn, a theatre minor is offered and it is enhanced by the campus’ close proximity to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, as well as to Broadway and off-Broadway offerings.


Sel BaskurtSel Baskurt ’10
B.A. in Speech Communication

"I chose the speech communication program because I originally wanted to have a career in marketing and I thought it might be more interesting than a business program. As I went through the program, I realized the skills I was practicing in my classes had a broader use than business and public speaking. After graduating, I ended up in a career in law enforcement with the Suffolk County Police Department, and I can say there isn’t a day that goes by that I haven’t used what I learned in the speech communication program at St. Joseph’s College."