Speech Minor

Employers rate oral & written communication essential for career readiness.

(2014 National Association of Colleges and Employers survey)

Persuasion & collaboration abilities are two of the top soft skills desired by companies.

(2019 LinkedIn analysis)


  • SPCH 101 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking
  • 15 hours of Speech Electives
    6 hours of any level & 9 hours of 300 level or higher


  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Theater Workshop
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Spoken Word Poetry
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Directing
  • Speaking Through Technology
  • Social Movement Rhetoric


Speech Forum Debate

Relate Open Mic Nights

Nicholls Players Production


Speech News and Events

Speech Forum April 26

Date: Tuesday, April 26Time: 7 pmTopic: Should the federal government forgive student debt? This term’s forum will be on Tuesday, April 26 at 7 pm …

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MACO Events

Fall 2019 Speech Forum Debater Try-Outs

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MACO Events

Speech Forum Spring 2019 Results

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MACO Events

Spring 2018 Speech Forum

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MACO Events

Speech Forum Nov. 8

Don’t miss our fall speech forum Wednesday, Nov. 8, where students will debate if university decision-making should include all relevant student organizations, including SGA.

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Department of Mass Communication (MACO)

Office Location:
102 Talbot Hall
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2031
Thibodaux, LA 70310
Phone: 985.448.4586
Fax: 985.448.4577