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Business and Organization Communication Minor

Welcome to the Department of Rhetoric, Communication and Theatre!

We offer communication courses that feature performance activities and emphasize the theory, history, and criticism of rhetorical communication. Our experienced faculty members will help you achieve personal fulfillment, civic engagement, and career success.

In addition to providing public speaking classes for hundreds of St. John's students each semester, we also offer a major in Rhetoric and Public Address and several minor programs of study. 

Degree Type
Area of Interest
Associated Colleges or Schools
Program Location
  • Queens Campus
Required Credit Hours



SPE 1000C or HON 1020C Public Speaking for the College Student
RCT 2020 Persuasion
RCT 2025 Organizational Communication

Electives (two chosen):

RCT 1015 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
RCT 1155 Language and Intercultural Communication
RCT 2000 Advanced Public Speaking
RCT 2050 Decision-Making Discussion
RCT 2070 Strategic Communication
RCT 4903 Internship in Speech Communication

Only academic programs approved by NYSED are eligible for federal and state aid: NYS Inventory of Registered Programs  Minors are not recognized by NYSED therefore associated courses are only eligible for federal or state aid consideration when required by a major or when also used to satisfy a core or general elective requirement.


Jeremiah Hickey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
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Michelle Semetis
Department Chair Secretary
St. John Hall, Room 344
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