May 27, 2022  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
    
College Catalog 2022-2023

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, Interpersonal Communication, and Intercultural Communication.

Students wishing to use this degree to increase 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.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Communication Studies AA program is to provide students with the skills necessary to communicate effectively in interpersonal, group, and public settings within a professional context. Students will maximize their ability to communicate effectively in an increasily diverse workplace through the development of proficiencies in the production, performance, analysis, and reception of community messages. Development of these skills will provide students with the advantages necessary to compete in a modern job market.

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


Second Semester


Total Credits: 15


Third Semester


Total Credits: 15


Fourth Semester


Total Credits: 15


Total Program Credits: 60