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Communication Studies


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At a Glance

Program Credit Hours

60 – 64 credit hours

  • General Education: 45
  • Major / Concentration: 18
  • Communication Internship

Standard Completion Time

  • 2 Years


  • HLC

Communication Studies

Why Study Communication?

Ancilla College offers an Associate Degree with a concentration in Communication. This degree is designed to prepare students who want to pursue a career in the dynamic fields of Public Relations,  Journalism,  Broadcasting or Communication in general. Your degree will also prepare you for advanced courses at a senior institution.

Whether you are writing posts for your blog, tweeting about current news, managing others, designing a media release for your company, or writing articles for a traditional magazine or news organization, you need the sharpest skills and widest knowledge base. Ancilla College’s Communication program is designed for you.

The goal of the program is to prepare you to express yourself clearly, both in speaking and writing. Graduates of the program will know how to interact with small groups and large groups and in one-on-one situations. The Communication degree will prepare you for a changing world where public relations, human resources, advertising, management, journalism, broadcasting and online media change every day.

What are Your Career Options?

  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting
  • Corporate Training
  • Human Resources
  • Journalism
  • Labor Relations
  • Marketing
  • New Media Design
  • Small Business Management
  • And More!

The following is an example of the Ancilla Communication Studies Program semester curriculum and is subject to change.

Usual First Semester Courses

  • Freshman Seminar
  • Public Speaking
  • Computer Literacy
  • Writing I
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology Course

Usual Second Semester Courses

  • Writing II
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Laboratory Science Course
  • Fine Arts or Language Course
  • Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology Course

Usual Third Semester Courses

  • Cinema History
  • Literature Course
  • College Algebra
  • Religion or Philosophy Course
  • Journalism I: Writing for Media/Small Group Communication

Usual Fourth Semester Courses

  • Literature Course
  • Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology Course
  • Journalism II: Emerging Media/Advertising
  • Communication Internship


Ancilla College is a liberal arts institution of higher learning sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ and is part of The Center at Donaldson. The college’s religious tradition is Roman Catholic; its climate, ecumenical. In a caring environment, Ancilla serves a diverse population, as we transform and empower students to achieve high academic goals, lifelong learning, successful careers and values-centered lives.


Ancilla College, founded in 1937, is a private, Catholic, not-for-profit, two-year college offering over two dozen associate degree programs. Students from 12 states and 15 countries live and learn at Ancilla.

Mail: P.O. Box 1, Donaldson, IN, 46513.

Location: 9601 Union Road, Plymouth, IN, 46563.

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