Forensics is public oratory in a competitive format. Students prepare speeches in various categories (e.g., poetry, prose,debate, persuasion, etc.) and travel to tournaments where they compete with six other speakers in 3 to 4 rounds of competition.
The Belmont Vision, the university's student newspaper,and its online counterpart, www.belmontvision.com, cover storiesand events of interest to the students. These campus media outlets provide an opportunity for hands-on experience for students interested in reporting, writing, photography and videography.
Off Campus Experiences
Washington Center Intern Program
Belmont University's unique Washington Center Intern Program places Belmont students in individualized internships in the Washington, D.C., area, for which they may earn college credits. Washington Center interns also attend seminars and lectures that enrich their on-site experience.
Tennessee Legislative Internships Students spend the spring semester at the Tennessee General Assembly, where they get the opportunity to study the legislative process and to interact with a variety of professional policy makers. This internship is full time and paid. In addition, students earn 12 hours of academic credit for their work.
National Science Foundation Research Experiences forUndergradutes
Every summer, the NSF sponsors several sites across the country at which undergraduate students perform research with faculty of the host schools. Participants are paid a stipend and often provide room and board for the approximately eight-week programs. Belmont students have in the past had very successful experiences in this program. REU sites exist in all areas of science. The NSF maintains a list of REU sites, sorted by area.