Minor Speech Communication

The Speech Communication unit seeks to give students: (1) the knowledge and skills in speech communication that will benefit them interpersonally and professionally; and (2) an understanding of the importance of ethical and responsible speech communication in society. 

The Speech Requirement

Prior to receiving a baccalaureate degree from Salem State University, all students must demonstrate competency in Speech Communication.  

The Speech requirement may be satisfied in either of the following ways

  • By successfully completing one of the SPC 101 courses or SPC 102H.
  • By passing the Speech Exemption Examination. This exemption carries three credits. See the current Master Schedule of Courses for details of the exemption procedure.  

Speech Communication Minor

The study of oral communication benefits students majoring in all fields with particular attraction to those students interested in pursuing careers in business, law, media, politics, education and helping/service professions. The minor consists of a total of 18 credit hours (6 courses). 

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