Galveston College speech communication Department



  In our tough economy job seekers need an edge – something that makes them stand out from other candidates. And according to the 2011 Job Outlook survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, strong verbal communication skills were at the top of employer wish lists. Whether you’re seeking to improve your skills through a single class, or trying to pursue a career in communications, the classes offered in the speech communication department at Galveston College will help you achieve your goal.

speech communication degree at galveston college

 Students who choose to pursue an Associates of Arts in speech communication will take the basic core curriculum as well as speech classes. Upon completion of this degree plan, students will be well situated to transfer to most four-year colleges in Texas and elsewhere. Courses offered include:

·         SPCH 1315 Public Speaking

·         SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication. 

·         SPCH 1321 Business & Professional Communication,

·         SPCH 2301 Introduction to Technology and Human Communication

·         SPCH 2333 Discussion and Small Group Communication

See the most recent college catalog for specific degree requirements and course descriptions. Additionally, online course options are available for local and distance learning students. 


  Most mid-size to large companies have communication professionals on staff to help the organization communicate effectively with internal and external audiences. Communication staff can perform corporate training, and act as a spokesperson for an organization. Advertising, public relations, corporate communications, education, law, politics, and many other careers have a foundation in the field of speech communications. 


Janene Davison


  The goal of the Speech Department at Galveston College is to help students become competent communicators. Speech is a practical field of study, and courses are designed to facilitate recognition of existing communication styles, improve communication skills, and then to transfer that knowledge into practical application. The program emphasizes the need to recognize and accommodate diversity in written and spoken forms of communication, and teaches students to use critical thinking skills to evaluate the receiver and context of the message, and then to adapt communication appropriately.   

Program Coordinator

Janene Davison
(409) 944-1329

Contact Us

Speech Department
Galveston College
4015 Avenue Q
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 944-1329

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Janene Davison
Updated 11/14/2011 - Content Author mwaddell