Harper College

Speech Communication

Find your voice

Speech communication is the study of how we create meaning through messaging, contexts, channels and media. Harper College offers students the chance to prepare for a major in communication at a four-year university. As part of the program, students have the opportunity to participate in Harper's competitive Speech and Debate Team, The Harbinger Online, and Harper's radio station WHCM-FM Radio.

Start at Harper. Finish at a four-year university.

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in speech, communication, and related majors. Speak with your advisor about the best courses to take to meet your academic goals.

Harper also offers institution-specific transfer information to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.

Flexible program options

Explore Speech Communication Careers

Learn more about career outcomes for Harper's Speech Communication degree programs. Each career profile offers a complete picture on the local job market, including salaries, open positions, top local employers and more. To learn more, visit our Speech Communication Careers page.


Next steps

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

Speech Communication Program News

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Speech and Debate Team 2023 National Champions

Harper's Speech and Debate Team wins national championship

Harper College’s Speech and Debate Team earned its first national championship at the 2023 Phi Rho Pi National Tournament. Read More

Last Updated: 4/8/24