Associate Degree


An affordable path to prepare for a career in the communication industry, this associate’s program transfers to a bachelor’s degree.


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Associates Degree in Communication

The Communication program prepares students for a baccalaureate degree in communication at most four-year institutions by giving students a solid foundation in public speaking, communication skills, and communication theory, as well as a thorough understanding and analysis of the history and current trends in the communication marketplace. Students develop important critical and analytical thinking skills.

Estimated Annual Cost: $7,785

Cost estimate based on enrollment in 45 annual quarter hours with current Tuition and Fees. Cost includes fees for textbooks and materials.


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What You Will Learn:

Students will demonstrate the ability to comprehend and interpret communication texts.

Students will develop effective public speaking skills.

Students will demonstrate effective communication in writing.

Program Benefits:

Employers across the spectrum regularly list communication skills as one of the most important qualifications for their employees.  Communication Studies degrees are a broad-based, solid foundation for many different areas in graduate school, as well. Communication Studies graduates who complete their bachelor’s degree are working in a wide variety of careers in business, industry, government, nonprofit organizations or human services. With careful planning and advisement, a graduate can also pursue an advanced degree in an area that requires excellent communication such as law, social work, clinical psychology, business administration, and high school or university teaching.

Program Costs:

One of our goals is to offer the highest quality college education at some of the most affordable tuition rates. To understand our tuition rates, please visit the Tuition and Fees Basics Page on our website. Keep in mind that total costs for the program will depend not only on tuition rates, but the amount of quarter hours students must take in order to complete the degree.  This will include courses both in the core and in the major.

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