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Communication Studies, Associate of Arts

Get prepared to express yourself clearly, both in speaking and writing.

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.

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 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

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?





Corporate Training

New Media Design

Small Business Management

Human Resources

Labor Relations