Associate of Arts in Communication Studies

General

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Program Description

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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

Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

Raritan Community College is located in the suburban community of Branchburg, New Jersey, an hour’s drive from New York City. RVCC has been ranked as the best community college in New Jersey by BestC ... Read More

Raritan Community College is located in the suburban community of Branchburg, New Jersey, an hour’s drive from New York City. RVCC has been ranked as the best community college in New Jersey by BestColleges.com, WalletHub.com, Schools.com, and Niche.com. Students from more than 30 different countries are enrolled at RVCC on F1 visas. Read less