Back to Undergraduate Communication Studies Programs


Professional Presentation, Minor

This dynamic, interdisciplinary minor is designed to help you become a more confident, creative, and compelling communicator.

  • Academics
  • Experiences
  • Interests

Whether you are speaking at a meeting, engaging an audience, pitching a new idea, or energizing your team, effective presentation skills are essential to professional success. This dynamic, interdisciplinary minor is designed to help you become a more confident, creative, and compelling communicator. Uniting the acting training of theatre with practical techniques of communications studies, develop an individualized course of study that will empower your voice and speech, cultivate your “on stage” persona, and develop high impact presentation skills to enhance your career prospects.

View University Course Catalog

Interests of Professional Presentation, Minor Students

  • audio
  • communication
  • entertainment
  • mass communication
  • oral
  • political
  • politics
  • public speaking
  • rhetoric
  • speech

Co-op Opportunities

  • BMF Media Group
    New York, NY
  • National Geographic Learning
    New York, NY
  • The Martha Stewart Show
    New York, NY
  • NBC Universal Television
    New York, NY
  • The Chew Productions
    New York, NY
  • Viacom
    New York, NY
  • Walt Disney World
    Orlando, FL
View all co-ops for Communication Studies

Career Opportunities

  • Multidisciplinary Skills
    • Acting
    • public speaking
    • rhetoric
    • voice and speech
    • storytelling
    • business speaking
    • ability to work under pressure
    • creative problem-solving skills
    • critical thinking
    • leadership skills
    • listening
    • performance and presentation skills
    • project management skills
    • verbal and written communication skills
  • Careers of Tomorrow
    • account executive
    • brand manager
    • campaign manager
    • campaign worker
    • creative director
    • health educator
    • human resources professional
    • lawyer
    • legislative assistant
    • lobbyist
    • media planner
    • meeting/event planner
    • personnel recruiter
    • public relations specialist
    • researcher
    • public information officer
    • development officer
    • social media manager
    • speech writer
    • writer
    • sales representative
    • administrator
    • executive

Resources for Current Students

Course Catalog

Visit the Registrar’s website for a course catalog and information on university core requirements.

View University Course Catalog

Department Chair:

Dale Herbeck

Department Chair, Professor


Alexandra Kilgore

Administrative Officer

Angela Chin

Administrative Officer

Academic Advisors:

Alisa Sisson

Academic Advisor

Jocelyn Faber

Academic Advisor

Valerie Falasca, M.Ed

Academic Advisor

Co-op Advisors:

Bill Jackson

Co-op Faculty Coordinator

Jacqui Sweeney

Co-op Faculty Coordinator

View Communication Studies faculty and staff