Communication Studies at College of San Mateo - Degrees & Certificates
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Communication Studies
Degrees & Certificates

Associate in Arts Degree

Communication Studies 60 units

Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer/SB1440

Communication Studies 60 CSU Transferable units

Certificate of Specialization

Communication Studies 12 units

Recommended high school preparation:

Coursework in English, Speech, Psychology

University Transfer Program

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An A.A. degree in Communication Studies prepares students for transfer to a baccalaureate institution for a degree in Communication Studies or a related discipline. The ability to organize one's thoughts and present them with clarity and precision are communication skills transferable to all careers. A background in communication studies is particularly applicable to careers in advertising, arts administration, cinema, copy editing and writing, corporate communications, counseling, education, entertainment, interviewing, journalism, labor relations, law, the legislature, lobbying, management, marketing, media, news analysis, personnel, play writing, politics, proofreading, public affairs, public information, public relations, radio and television, reporting, research, sales, script writing and editing, speech writing, sportscasting, supervision, television, and theatre.