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 stories and 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.