Why Choose Applied Speech Communication?
Speech communication is a discipline that draws its strength from its historic core in rhetoric and over the centuries has developed interdisciplinary breadth. Studied in this field are theoretical and practical interests including critical thinking, group decision making, effective listening, nonverbal communication, organizational communication, communication theory, human relations, leadership skills, technical and persuasive presentation skills, conflict resolution, intercultural communication and interviewing skills.
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While technical expertise is important to future employment, surveys of employers continually reveal that among the most desirable qualities of a job applicant are communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse population. The associate degree in Applied Speech Communication provides graduates with entry-level communication expertise.
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 composite score, and ACT 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 scores for admission review.
The Applied Speech Communication program leads to an Associate in Arts degree. Graduation requires (1) a minimum 2.0 GPA overall, (2) a minimum 'C' grade in all communication, English and ISYS courses, (3)completion of all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website and (4) completion of a minimum of 60 credits.
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Ferris State University
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Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280