Applied Speech Communication with Public Advocacy Concentration
Why Choose Applied Speech Communication with Public Advocacy Concentration?
In the workplace or in the community, we are faced with issues that require people to take a position and to advocate for better solutions. Advocacy is a key communication skill for all careers, but especially for careers in law, government, healthcare, nonprofit organizations, and social services. The ability to advocate appropriately and effectively for personal needs contributes to life satisfaction. Students select elective courses from an array of disciplines to build a knowledge base for the workplace or community for which they will advocate.
A degree in Applied Speech Communication with a concentration in Public Advocacy positions students with specific skills and experiences to prepare them for success in a variety of careers in advocacy positions.
First year student admission is open to high school graduates (or equivalent) who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with educational backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of study. High school courses and grade point average, ACT/SAT16 composite score, and ACT/SAT16 reading and mathematics subscores will be considered in the admission and placement process. Transfer students must have at least 12 credits at the time of application with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA including an English and mathematics course, or they must provide their high school records and ACT/SAT16 scores for admission review.
General Education Requirements
All University General Education requirements for a Bachelor’s degree is here
Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives.
Consult the Required Courses above or the program advisor for program specific General Education requirements.
The Applied Speech Communication program leads to a bachelor of science degree. Graduation requires (1) a minimum 2.0 GPA overall, (2) no grade lower than 'C' in any COMM, or ENGL class, (3) a 2.0 GPA in the applications to the workplace courses, (4) at least 40 credits at or above the 300 level, (5) completion of all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website and (6) completion of a minimum of 120 credits.
Advisor: Dr. Stephanie Thomson
Department of Humanities
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive/JOH 121
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
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Public Advocacy Concentration - Minimum 120 Credits
Electives - to 120 credit hours (40 Credits at 300 or above)