Communication Studies

The Communication Studies program is designed to increase student skills in verbal communication and public speaking, analysis and listening, interpersonal relationships, teamwork, leadership, motivation, initiative, and appreciation of diversity.

Core Communication Studies classes include:

  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Argumentation and Debate
  • Introduction to Small Group and Team Communication

Related electives include:

  • Oral Expression & Interpretation
  • Introduction to Human Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Forensics Workshop
  • Cultural Anthropology

Communication Majors go into a variety of careers. Some examples are:

At the Associate's Level:
At the Bachelor's Level:
At the Master's/Doctorate Level:


Public Relations Specialist

Speech & Language Pathologist

Broadcast Technician


College Professor


Non-Profit Manager

Organizational Leadership

Public Relations Assistant

College Admissions Rep

Marketing & Advertising Strategist

Proof Reader

Advertising Copywriter

Public Information Officer


Human Resources

Fundraising Manager

Please see a counselor for major preparation and general education that will best meet your specific goals.

AA-T/AS-T = Associates of Arts/Science Degree for Transfer Earned by completing requirements in the academic major, a transfer general education pattern, and a total of 60 transferable units that would be the typical first two years of a 4-year degree; provides a clear transfer pathway to CSU.
AA/AS = Associate of Arts/Science Degree Earned by completing requirements in the academic major, a general education pattern, and a total of 60 degree-applicable units.
COA = Certificate of Achievement Formally recognizes a student’s competence in a program of study and prepares students for employment in a career/technical field. Also available for completion of a General Education Pattern for transfer. Will appear on the student’s academic transcript.
SAC = Skills Attainment Certificate Prepares students for employment with experience in specific career/technical fields. Do not appear on official transcripts.
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