Speech and Debate allows students to refine their presentation and speaking skills.


In an integrated communication environment, the Communication track provides students with the most widely applicable skill set.

Concentration Description 

The Communication specialization prepares students to succeed in an integrated communication environment. Students develop skills in professional writing, presentation, public speaking, leadership and organizational dynamics. Students take classes from professionals with years of industry experience as well as faculty with doctoral degrees who provide a theoretical underpinning to student coursework.

The Communication specialization prepares students to fulfill leadership roles in human resources, event planning, management, and media relations.


Department Contact

Joyce Southard, advisor 
Department of Communication
University of West Florida, Building 36/131

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