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Communication Studies (A.A.)


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A.A. Degree

Program Description

Communication Studies majors learn how communication interacts with media, technology, and society while developing oral, written, critical thinking, and performance skills to succeed in various work environments. Students have the opportunity to explore the field of Communication Studies physically, visually, and theoretically through coursework.

The Communication Studies degree offers students the experience of being well-rounded in a course of study which provides a foundation for success that transcends numerous fields such as: Business, Teacher Education, Entertainment, Public Relations, Religious Studies, and Journalism.

The Communication Studies degree is a program that provides transferability to most colleges and universities for a baccalaureate program.
Obtaining the Degree

Obtaining the Degree

To earn the Associate of Arts degree, students must:

  • Matriculate into the program.
  • Satisfactorily complete all degree requirements, including General Education and Major requirements.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  1. Transfer to a four-year college or university for further study in a communications field.
  2. Develop a personal portfolio containing examples of writing assignments and speeches from Communication classes.
  3. Apply a methodological approach to the effective delivery of information to an individual or group.
  4. Identify and apply basic principles of verbal, nonverbal, interpersonal, organizational, and small group communication to manage personal, professional, social, and cultural experiences in human communication.
  5. Identify the functions of formal and informal communication as it applies to the workplace and life.
  6. Discuss the impact of technology on communication
  7. Discuss the impact of diversity on communication.

Career Opportunities

  • Media Specialist
  • Speech Writer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Travel Agent
  • Reporter
  • Paralegal
  • Event Planner
  • Sales Representative
  • Proofreader

General Education Requirements


Credit hours: 40


Credit hours: 21


Typical Sequence of Courses


Total Credits (14)


Total Credits (15)


Semester III


Total Credits (16)


Semester IV


Total Credits (16)


Minimum credits to earn A.A. degree: 61


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