Associate in Arts Degree - Communication Option


Degree Requirements:

  • General Education Courses
  • Major Courses
  • Electives

Degree available DSUlive

Student Learning Outcomes

The graduate from this program will have demonstrated that they can:

1. Develop and deliver effective and ethical speeches of informative, persuasive and ceremonial function. (This learning outcome addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II, III, V, VI, and VII.)

2. Use communication theories to analyze and evaluate public, interpersonal, group, intercultural and mediated interactions. (This learning outcome addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, II, III, and V.)

3. Participate in effective dyadic and group interpersonal communication to appropriately manage task objectives and social relationships. (This learning outcome addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, III, IV, V, and VII.)

4. Use empathy and adaptation to initiate and develop effective interactions within and across varying cultures. (This learning outcome addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes I, IV, V, VI, and VII.)

Career Options

Why should you pursue a Associate in Arts Degree: Communication Option?

The Associate in Arts in communication program is for students interested in increasing their communication skills overall. Many jobs need individuals with written and oral presentation skills tailored to a specific audience. This degree can also be used as a starting point from which to add on a bachelor’s degree in communication after completing the associate degree.

Possible Career Paths

  • Event Planner
  • Social Media Manager
  • Advertising
  • Desktop Publisher


Core Courses

Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all required courses for this program.

ART 122Two-Dimensional Design


BOTE 210Business Communication


COMM 211Oral Interpretation


COMM 212Interpersonal Communication


COMM 216Intercultural Communication


COMM 280Understanding Film and Television


GDES 241Graphic Design I


THEA 161Acting I


Total Credit Hours:24


Select two of the following four courses (for 6 credits total):

BOTE 218Desktop Publishing


COMM 235Introduction to Digital Media



COMM 297Communication Internship, Externship, Cooperative Education


Three Credits Required


GDES 347Web Design


Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours:30