Program Overview

In the broadest sense, communication is the study of all forms of human communication with a focus upon verbal behavior. This department explores the nature and method of verbalization including the development and use of language and symbolic process and theories of rhetoric and communicative behavior. A competent communicator is skilled in the critical analysis of an evaluation of messages and can manage essential factors within a verbal situation, such as idea selection, language use, and vocal or physical presentation. 

With additional coursework, a communication major can seek positions related to speech pathology, and audiology, which is a field concerned with disorders of speech, language, and hearing.

Degrees & Certificates

Associate in Arts Degree: Transfer Preparation

  • Communication
  • Communication Studies 

Career Options

Possible career options for the communication major include: high school or college instructor, public relations officer, television or radio broadcaster, consultant, lawyer, public administrator, politician, speech writer, minister, sales representative, business manager, television, radio critic, or film critic. A few of these require an associate degree, most require a bachelor's degree, and some require a graduate-level degree.

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