The Associate of Arts degree in Communication with a speech concentration is a focused program of study, which provides a strong foundation in undergraduate interpersonal interaction, group communication, argument and debate, as well as in public speaking skills. Classes prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions and entry into careers in which effective communication skills are important, such as teaching, public relations, business, mass communication, and law. Some variation in requirements may exist at particular four-year college or universities; therefore, it is essential that students also refer to the catalog of the prospective transfer institution and consult an academic adviser.
Program courses listed on the degree plan should be taken in the suggested sequence in order to build the knowledge and skill-base necessary to maximize student learning outcomes in each particular course. Program course SPCH 2389 Academic Cooperative requires the completion of an internship and should be taken during the semester the student intends to graduate.