SPEECH COMMUNICATION

Students provide commentary at a home football game

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The communication program develops skills to enhance personal and professional opportunities. Students can focus their studies in media communication, sports communication or public relations. At least three semesters of practical experience with the student newspaper, the student-operated radio station or the student-run TV studio are required. Students will have multiple opportunities to be part of live broadcasts of Culver-Stockton athletics contests, as well as other events on campus. Most students also complete a professional internship. All graduating students are required to complete a portfolio of their best work to assist them in the job interview process.

WHY SHOULD I MAJOR IN COMMUNICATION?

Employers nationwide have identified the ability to verbally communicate with others inside and outside their organization and the ability to create and/or edit written documents as among the top ten skills they seek when hiring college graduates. Many communication programs  embrace a deep commitment to ethical and civically productive communication. An ideal communication major is outgoing, is comfortable connecting with diverse groups of people and gets a message across effectively.

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Honor Societies: Lambda Pi Eta
Professional Experiences: Internships
Travel-Study Courses: Media Management
Awards and Recognition: Lambda Pi Eta - National Communication Association Honor Society; Emily Helsabeck Oral Interpretation Award Winner; Mahan Award for Journalism

AFTER C-SC

Director of communication
Media producer
TV, radio and news journalist
Spokesperson
Media liason
Public relations
Marketing
Copywriter
Advertising specialist
Web developer
Social media marketer
Online publisher
Human resources specialist

C-SC Rranked #1 in Missouri as Best College for Employment according to Zippia, Inc.

“I would not be who I am if it wasn’t for the Culver-Stockton communication department. Because what the communication department offered me, I have succeeded with the YMCA during the past 2 years. I’m in a leadership position that I didn’t think I could be in at the age of 22. I’m forever grateful.”
–Emily Forget ’19
Program Coordinator and Social Media Director, Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs, Monmouth, Ill.

AT A GLANCE

Can you minor in this program?
Yes

Emphasis within the major:
Media Communication
Sports Communication
Public Relations

Popular second major:
Theatre, English, History, Business

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

Dr. Haidee Heaton
Chair of Theatre and Communication
Phone: 573-288-6000, ext. 6434
Email: hheaton@culver.edu

Fred Berger
Senior Lecturer in Communication
Phone: 573-288-6000, ext. 6355
Email: fberger@culver.edu

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