Speech and Forensics

Communication skills are invaluable in any career field. Speech and Forensics graduates currently work in education, business, speech writing, and motivational speaking. This area of emphasis prepares students for transfer to university speech communication programs and provides strong emphasis in oral communication skills.

Courses of Study


Communication majors may participate as a part of the Pioneer Forensics Team and enter intercollegiate competition in any one or several of 10 individual events or parliamentary team debate.

Any student may participate in the Annual Hal R. Ramer Oratorical Contest in April. Speakers deliver prepared speeches on a variety of topics for cash prizes and awards. See Oratorical Contest Rules for more information. See Oratorical Form for a contest entry.

The Gallatin Toastmasters hold weekly meetings on the Vol State main campus. Weekly meetings are on Friday afternoons between 12:10pm and 1:20pm. Interested students, faculty, staff and administrative personnel are welcome to join this organization.