Communication Studies

Oratory and Public Speaking, Minor

The minor in Oratory and Public Speaking will provide students with opportunities to improve their writing skills as well as furthering their speaking skills.

The oratory and public speaking minor is for students seeking to develop exemplary oral communication skills. While many universities recognize the importance of writing in their curricula, oratory and public speaking skills are often ignored. Employers are increasingly looking for employees with exemplary communication skills, in both their writing and in their speaking. While most universities across the country have emphasized the importance of writing in their curricula, oratory skills are almost completely ignored. The Communication Studies Department has an abundance of expertise in the area of Oratory and Public Speaking, as illustrated by the courses offered in professional speaking, argumentation, and rhetoric. Drawing on professionals and scholars in these fields, the Department prepares students to speak confidently, argue persuasively, and establish themselves as confident professionals.

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Co-op Opportunities


Boston, MA


Boston, MA

TJMaxx and HomeGoods

Framingham, MA

Strong Women Strong Girls

Boston, MA

Southwest Airlines

Dallas, TX

Liberty Mutual

Boston, MA

Johnson & Johnson

Boston, MA

John Hancock

Massachusetts, US

Institute of Contemporary Art

Boston, MA

Eaton Vance Management

Boston, MA

Donna Karan International

Boston, MA

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Boston, MA

Constant Contact

Waltham, MA

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, MA

Arnold Worldwide

Boston, MA


Seattle, WA

Career Opportunities

Account Executive

Brand Manager

Campaign Manager

Campaign Worker

Creative Director

Development Officer

Health Educator

Human Resources Professional


Legislative Assistant


Media Planner

Meeting/Event Planner

Personnel Recruiter

Public Information Officer

Public Relations Specialist


Sales Representative

Social Media Manager

Speech Writer


Multidisciplinary Skills

ability to work under pressure

creative problem-solving skills

critical thinking

leadership skills


performance and presentation skills

project management skills

verbal and written communication skills