Program Overview

An Associate in Arts degree in Communication Studies from Skyline College prepares students for transfer to a baccalaureate institution to obtain a degree in Communication Studies or a related discipline. The program allows students to examine and evaluate human communication across and within various contexts for the purpose of increasing communication competence. The program is designed to strengthen and develop skills in verbal communication, nonverbal communication, critical thinking and research, and multicultural communication Students will become proficient in multiple areas of communication, including public speaking, interpersonal communication, small group communication, intercultural communication, and argumentation and debate. The program will produce competent and confident communicators, well-equipped to transfer to a four-year institution or to enter the work force.

Communication Studies (AA) Requirements

Required Core Courses Units
COMM 110 Public Speaking 3 units
COMM 127 Argumentation and Debate 3 units
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication 3 units
COMM 140 Small Group Communication 3 units
COMM 150 Intercultural Communication 3 units
Plus a selection of 3 units from the following: Units
ENGL 110 Composition, Literature, and Critical Thinking 3 units
ENGL 165 Critical Thinking and Advanced Composition 3 units
PHIL 200 Introduction to Logic 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 18

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.