Mar 18, 2018  
College Catalog 2017-2018 
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Studies (A.A.)

The Communication Studies A.A. degree offers students a program designed to meet their transfer needs. Working closely with an advisor, students will custom-tailor a program to achieve a seamless transfer to any college with which Onondaga has either a 2 plus 2 or articulation agreement for Communication Studies. This degree allows students to fulfill such requirements as Introduction to Communication, Public Speaking, Introduction to Mass Media, Introduction to Public Relations, Interpersonal Communication, and Intercultural Communication.

Students wishing to use this degree to enhance their marketability in the workplace may certainly do so. The degree is flexible enough to allow students, again with good advising, to custom-tailor a program that will fulfill their employers’ need for employees with solid communication skills.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate effective oral and written skills.
  2. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the components of communication studies in everyday communication interactions.
  3. Demonstrate critical thinking skills as they are applied in communication contexts.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of diversity/global awareness in communication situations.

First Semester

Total Credits: 15-16

Second Semester

Total Credits: 15

Third Semester

Total Credits: 15

Fourth Semester

  • COM 251 News Writing Credits: (3)
  • COM Elective Credits: (3)
  • Liberal Arts Elective Credits: (3)
  • General Electives Credits: (3)
  • General Electives Credits: (3)

Total Credits: 15

Total Program Credits: 60-61


1. RDG 153  will be waived for students who score 95 or above on the reading placement exam.