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Speech Communication, B.A.

Georgia State University's B.A. in Speech Communications focuses on how people develop communication skills, how we study communication phenomena, how we critically examine communication events and how various persuasive tactics may influence members of diverse and globalized societies.

Elective courses examine such areas as nonverbal communication, media and politics, visual communication, communication disorders, health communication, mediation and conflict resolution, and communication and aging.

The concepts and skills provided by this Georgia State major in speech are useful in a wide variety of occupations and will prove useful in the world of communications.

In the heart of Atlanta, one of the world’s most vibrant media centers, the Department of Communication offers educational programs with the goal of producing productive and socially responsible citizens who understand communication theory and deploy communication skills to improve the human condition.

Program Details

High School Seniors and Recent Graduates
If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application.

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International students
International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

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Transfer students
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

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The program is comprised of 18 hours of courses appropriate to the major and 24 hours of courses from the concentration. In addition, students must select a minor consisting of at least 15 hours of courses in a discipline within the Department of Communication other than the major (journalism or speech) or in another academic department/school/institute that offers a baccalaureate degree.

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More information on Georgia State’s undergraduate tuition can be found on the Student Financial Services website.

Speech communication students will learn the skills needed to explore the construction, diffusion, analysis and impact of messages as they occur among individuals, groups, organizations and cultures in the media age.



The concepts and skills provided by the major in speech communication form a strong, liberal arts foundation for a wide variety of occupations, including:

  • Business
  • Law
  • Politics, teaching
  • The ministry
  • Public relations
  • Marketing
  • Communication campaigns


Department of Communication
25 Park Place
8th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

Mailing Address
Department of Communication
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 5060
Atlanta, GA 30302–5060

Undergraduate Program Administrator
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College of Arts & Sciences Lockup25 Park Pl NE #2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

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