The Communication Studies Associate of Arts degree program prepares students to transfer into the junior year at four-year colleges in speech, communication, media production, and journalism. It also prepares students for entry-level jobs in some communication fields such as video production, journalism, and media communication. This program includes required courses in speech, communication theory, and mass media, as well as electives in specialized fields such as interpersonal and intercultural communications, journalism, public relations, film studies, and video production. At the same time, this program offers students a solid liberal arts education.
Graduates of the program have transferred to such prestigious schools as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The College of New Jersey, Rutgers University, and Seton Hall University.
Communication students are encouraged to pursue an experiential component in their studies by participating in a co-op, internship, or service-learning project in a communication field.
Graduates are able to:
organize and deliver effective oral presentations.
identify and apply basic models of verbal and nonverbal communication to various communication contexts.
identify and analyze the impact of mass media on society and self.
use communication theory to analyze communication situations within and across cultures.
Duration & Price Tag
Start Date: Spring Term: January, Fall Term Late August/Early September
Duration: 2-3 years, full-time
Price: Request Information
Deadline: Spring is November 15th and Fall is June 1st
The RVCC Advantage for International Students
Step into a classroom and you’ll feel like you belong. Unlike at larger colleges and universities where you’re just a number in a large lecture hall being taught by a teaching assistant, at RVCC our classes average only 19 students and are taught by the professors themselves.
International students are among the recipients of College scholarships. Every year the College awards $300,000 in scholarships to students based on academic achievement and financial need. Our innovative Galileo Scholarship provides faculty mentors and internship opportunities, as well as financial support, for students majoring in science, math, engineering, or technology.
RVCC offers numerous ways for you to hone your leadership skills. Consider joining the Student Government Association, representing the College as a Student Ambassador, or becoming an officer in a student club or leader of an athletics team. RVCC recently became a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, the largest leadership honor society in the nation.
Vibrant, Diverse Student Life
At RVCC you’ll be part of a tight-knit community filled with a world of experiences – both social and intellectual. We have more than 50 clubs and organizations and nine athletic teams. From lecture series to student performances, to life-changing community service opportunities, to clubs and organizations of all skills and interests, the student experience at RVCC is boundless.
Ranked Top Community College in NJ
RVCC has been given top honors by BestColleges.com, WalletHub.com, and Niche.com in their annual lists of best colleges. All three websites have ranked RVCC as the best community college in New Jersey. Best Colleges.com also ranked RVCC #10 in its list of “Best Online Community Colleges for 2018.” In addition, Zippia, a website dedicated to helping recent grads with their career choices, has ranked RVCC as the best community college in New Jersey for getting a job.
Great Transfer Opportunities after Graduation
Start your college education at RVCC and transfer anywhere – in New Jersey, across the country, or even Europe. We have more than 90 agreements that make it easy for you to transfer with full junior status to top colleges and universities. Our graduates have transferred to such prestigious schools at New York University, Howard University, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, Georgetown University, Rutgers University, and The College of New Jersey. Just look at some of the schools our international students have transferred to after RVCC.