B.A. in Speech

Program Information

The disciplines of communication are concerned with the processes and effects of human communication in a variety of contexts ranging from interpersonal communication through the mass media. The Department of Communication provides courses of study that develop knowledge and skills in managing face-to-face communication, knowledge about the nature and social functions of the mass media, and the skills necessary for communication careers.

Suggested Schedule of Courses

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the current catalog

This guide is not a substitute for academic advisement – contact your advisement office if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements.   Also see the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete list of requirements and electives to choose from.

Students may choose to attend a summer term to reduce their course load during fall or spring semesters but still stay on track to graduate in four years.

If considering this major, these classes will allow you to explore this option before making a decision: FILM 2700SPCH 1000 and JOUR 1000.


Year 1

Term 1

Course Hours

ENGL 1101

3

MATH 1101 or Higher

3

SPCH 1000

2

GSU 1010

1

Lab Science “A”

4
Total Hours 13

Term 2

Course Hours

ENGL 1102

3

LANG 1002

3

Area C Elective (SPCH 2050 recommended)

3

Area B Elective

2

Lab Science “B”

4
Total Hours 15

Milestones

  • Complete all Area A requirements

Year 2

Term 1

Course Hours

POLS 1101

3

SPCH 2710

3

Area B Elective

2

SPCH 1500

3

Area E Global Issues Elective

3

PERS 2001, PERS 2002 or PHIL 1010

2
Total Hours 16

Term 2

Course Hours

HIST 2110

3

SPCH 2650

3

Area C Elective

3

Area D Math/Science Elective

3

Area E Social Science Elective

3

PERS 2001, PERS 2002 or PHIL 1010

2
Total Hours 17

Milestones

  • In order to complete your major in 8 semesters, it will be necessary to take six courses (e.g Term 3) at one point.  Otherwise, it is recommended that a student take summer or maymester classes
  • Complete all core requirements
  • Complete all Area F requirements

Year 3

Term 1

Course Hours

Speech Courses

3

Speech Courses

3

Area H Elective

3

Minor Course

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

Speech Course

3

*SPCH 3250

3

Minor Course

3

Minor Course

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

  • Meet with Faculty Adviser
  • Register with Career Services Office
  • All majors are required to complete a minor

Notes

*This course will fulfill the CTW requirement.


Year 4

Term 1

Course Hours

Area G Elective

3

Area G Elective

3

Minor Course

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Term 2

Course Hours

*SPCH 4800

3

Area G Elective

3

Minor Course

3

Area H Elective

3

Area H Elective

3
Total Hours 15

Milestones

  • Speech majors are required to take a minor – totaling 15 hours
  • Students must have 39 hours at GSU taken at the 3000/4000 level for residency, and complete 120 hours required for graduation

Notes

*This course will fulfill the CTW requirement.