This program is available at the Beavercreek, Online and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.
The Communication Pathway of the Associate of Arts emphasizes preparation for transfer to a four-year institution in communication. But many doors will open with this two-year degree, including customer service, sales, and management positions.
With a degree in Communication, students can pursue multiple areas of interest:
Find inspiration by working with others to advocate for passion projects.
Manage conflict in an organization.
Get messages out to the community with public relations.
Persuade others to think differently through activism.
Become a radio DJ, a news anchor or a journalist.
Market or sell products.
Counsel people in their time of need.
Take ideas to the big screen through film making
An Associate of Arts degree provides the foundational knowledge and skills in general education that are often required to pursue a Bachelor’s degree. Courses in this pathway focus on communication including public speaking, interpersonal communication, small group communication and mass communication. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for seamless transfer into a Bachelor of Arts program, particularly at state institutions in Ohio.
* 8 credit hours are required in science for an AA degree. See the Associate of Arts degree requirements for courses that fall into this category; additionally, it is best to select courses which are compatible with the degree plan at the intended transfer institution.
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*** A minimum of 15 hours are required in literature, the arts, and humanities for an AA degree. See the Associate of Arts degree requirements and transfer module for the courses that fall into this category area. Additionally, it is best to select courses which are compatible with the degree plan at the intended transfer institution.
**** Some institutions require foreign language for a bachelor of arts degree in Communication; check the institutions you are considering for details on foreign language requirements. If foreign language is required, plan accordingly when creating your academic schedule.
All students pursuing the AA degree are required to complete at least 9 credit hours in courses numbered 2000 or higher. These classes will typically be in the Concentration/Elective area, but may also fulfill requirements in other subject areas.
Students entering this program should have taken the college preparatory courses offered by their high schools. Students who do not test into MTH 1070 Quantitative Reasoning will need to take the necessary prerequisite mathematics courses before beginning the required math course. Additionally, some institutions require foreign language for a bachelor of arts degree in Communication. Check the institutions you are considering for details on foreign language requirements. Talk to your Communication advisor at Clark State for specific information regarding this degree program.