The Communication degree explores the role of communication in society and in our everyday lives.
What will you learn?
The communication program provides a foundational understanding of communication in society and in our everyday lives.
Goals of the program are both skills-based and analytical: to foster effective communication and to develop an understanding of media institution, media history and the effects of media on society and individuals.
What will you do?
This program prepares students for transfer to a four-year college or university, and is suited for those who wish to pursue careers in the field of:
- Public Relations
- Social Media
60-61 total credits
35-36 credits General Education Requirements + 9 credits Program Requirements
Depending on the course selection 50% of this program can be completed online.
General Education Requirements
Select four courses from the following. At least two must have a COM prefix.
COM 107 | Professional Speaking
Prerequisite: COM 150
COM 108 | Media Literacy
Prerequisite: ENG 102
COM 113 | Journalism I
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101 (same as ENG 113).
EMS 111 | Introduction to Electronic Media [C]
COM 122 | Introduction to Radio Broadcasting
Recommended: COM 150
COM 141 | Practicum in Communication, Media, or Theater Arts
COM 142 | Practicum in Journalism
Prerequisite: COM 113
COM 212 | Group Dynamics [B]
Prerequisites: PSY 110 or SOC 110 (same as HSV 212).
COM 214 | Social Media: More Than Just Friends [C]
Prerequisite: COM 121 or COM 131
EMS 110 | Fundamentals of Video
EMS 130 | Introduction to Digital Audio
EMS 225 | Great Film Directors [C]
Prerequisite: ENG 101
THE 110 | Fundamentals of Acting [C]
THE 218 | Voice and Diction [C]
Any course listed in the catalog is acceptable, as long as it is sufficient to complete the 60-credit degree requirement.
Program Electives: A maximum of 6 practicum credits can be used towards this degree.
This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges universities. MassTransfer also will grant students automatic acceptance to certain state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree.