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The English Associate of Arts – Communication Studies Option is an Associate in the Arts program intended for students who wish to transfer to baccalaureate degree programs in Communication Studies and related fields in four-year colleges and universities, or who will seek employment upon earning their associate degree. Classes of study include Communication Theory, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and Introduction to Mass Media.
Communication as a discipline “focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, and is the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry.” (natcom.org)
A degree in Communication prepares students for careers in many diverse fields, which include the following:
In sum, Communication degree holders are not limited in their career paths but have opportunities to work in “the private, government, and nonprofit sectors.“ (https://www.natcom.org)
Upon successful completion of this program, you will be able to do the following:
Career options with median hourly wages within a five-mile radius of Hudson County.
Coordinator of Modern Languages, Speech, and Communication Studies Option Program
Alison Wakefield, Ed.D.
Interim Associate Dean, Humanities and Social Sciences Division