Why Study Communication?

Employers identified the ability to verbally communicate and create and/or edit written documents as among the top ten skills they seek when hiring new college graduates. Employers also report that it is hard to find graduates with these skills, as well as the “soft” skills crucial to work readiness such as professionalism, work ethic, teamwork, collaboration skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving. A degree in Communication makes you highly employable in a number of career paths, as well as better communicator in any personal or professional setting.

Program Options

Credits: 61 | Time to Completion: 2 years

Curriculum Code: 0203 I Liberal Arts Credits: 45 I Program Credits: 16

The Communication concentration provides a transfer pathway for students seeking a bachelor’s degree in a variety of communications specialties, such as human communication, organizational communication, and public relations. This concentration combines required general education courses, institutional degree requirements, and strong transfer-based communication courses.

Course CodeCourseCredits
EN 101Composition 3
EN 102Composition and Literature 3
HI ELEHistory Elective 3
CO 102Interpersonal Communications* 3
CO 104Public Communication* 3
CO 120Foundations of Contemporary Communication* 3
CO 122Social Media for Professional Use 3
CO 205Intercultural Communication 3
CO 207Media and Society* 3
ENEnglish Writing Elective 3
MA ELEMath Elective 3
SC ELELab Science Elective 3
PY 101General Psychology 3
SL ELESocial Science Electives 6
Liberal Arts Credits:45
CE 101College Experience 1
GN ELEGeneral Electives** 15
Program Credits:16
Minimum Credits:61

*Meet SUNY Transfer Path: Communication
**General Electives based on advisement. Additional GER’s and courses that fulfill specific transfer requirements. Additional writing courses recommended.

Careers & Outcomes

The Liberal Arts and Science Humanities Concentration in Communication serves students who are looking to transfer to a 4-year degree program to prepare for a career in journalism, broadcasting, public relations, fundraising, strategic planning, marketing, editing, and more. Students graduating with an AA in this program should find themselves highly employable in a number of careers.

The Communication Concentration provides exceptional transfer possibilities to public and private colleges in-state and nationwide. Transfer opportunities include but are not limited to: University at Albany-SUNY, SUNY New Paltz, SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Oswego, SUNY Buffalo State, SUNY Plattsburgh, Marist College, Sage College and Siena College.