Communication Mass Media, Associate of Arts

Communication Mass Media

Ancilla College offers an associate degree with a major in Communication Mass Media. This degree is intended to prepare students who wish to pursue a career in the dynamic fields of public relations, journalism, broadcasting, and/or communication in general. It also prepares students for advanced courses at a senior institution.

The primary goals of the Communication program are to introduce students to the history of Communication, to present them with courses enabling them to understand different sectors of the field, and to familiarize them with the regular practice of journalism.

Why 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.

Suggested Schedule of Classes

Usual first semester courses

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

Usual second semester courses

  • Writing II
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Journalism I: Writing for Media
  • Fine Arts or Language Course
  • Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology Course

Usual third semester courses

  • Cinema History
  • Literature Course
  • Religion or Philosophy Course
  • Journalism II: Emerging Media

Usual fourth semester courses

  • Literature Course
  • Economics, History, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology Course
  • College Algebra
  • Communication Internship

Concentration Total: 18 credit hours

General Education Requirements: 45 credit hours

ASSOCIATE DEGREE TOTAL: 62-64 credit hours

What are my career options with this program?

Reporter

Public Relations Professional

Writer

Politician

Researcher

Content Specialist