students in Speech Communication Class

Speech Communication Program

From disc jockey to college administrator, from youth counselor to campaign director, from television personality to real estate developer, careers in speech are as diverse as the people who make up our culture.

Whether you are a speech major or simply exploring the field as part of your general education, the career skills developed in the wide variety of speech classes offered include group interaction strategies, poise and confidence in public speaking, productive techniques for conflict resolution, the artistic development of creativity, and interactive approaches to corporate culture and public relations.

A student of speech obtains a broad-based liberal arts education with the additional advantage of superior communication skills development, thus turning the student into a highly desirable employment candidate with a leg up on others.

College of DuPage students also may benefit from participation on the Speech Forensics Team. Activities include oral interpretation, public speaking and readers theater. For information about the speech team, call (630) 942-2507.

Course Descriptions

Speech Program Guide

If you are considering this program as an area of study, please contact a faculty member.

If you are unable to contact a faculty member, messages may be left with the Arts, Communication, and Hospitality Division, McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 219, (630) 942-2048.

Speech Program Support Specialist

  • Lisa Saltiel 
    Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E07B, (630) 942-3303 

Contact Information

Arts, Communication, and Hospitality Division Office
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 219
(630) 942-2048