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Option offered through Communications
This program is designed for transfer to a bachelor’s degree-granting institution. Course work includes theory and practice of reporting and writing news and features for print publications. Students are required to consult with an advisor regarding appropriate option and course selection for their needs and interests.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
  • Communicate orally and in writing in college level discourse
  • Discuss and analyze current social and political issues and events
  • Demonstrate proficiency with productivity software such as word processing, presentation manager, web browser and apply them in the field of communications
  • Explain the importance of committing to a process of life-long learning 
  • Evaluate prevalent cultural narratives and texts and the various media used to convey them 
  • Compose articles and headlines appropriate to the style requirements of a variety of media publication and distribution channels
Other Communications Degrees Include:
  • Audio Production
  • Communications
  • Film
  • Game Design Creation
  • Multimedia
  • Public Relations
  • Radio
  • Television
Search for courses in the online course catalog.


First Year

First Semester

COM 101 - Mass Communications
ENG 101 - English Composition I
HIS 101 - Intro to Western Civilization I
MAT - A 4 Credit Mathematics Course
COM 100 - Communications Technologies

Second Semester

COM 102 - Reporting and News Writing
ENG 102 - English Composition II
Laboratory Science
ENG 128 - Dynamics of Communication OR
ENG 129 - Public Speaking
HIS 102 - Intro to Western Civilization II

Second Year

First Semester

COM 201 - Issues in Mass Media
ENG - 200 Level
Modern Language
GOV 201 - American Govt and Politics
PSY 101 - General Psychology
Diversity Gen Ed Requirement

Second Semester

COM - Communications Elective
ENG - 200 Level Literature Course
Modern Language
GOV 202 - American National Govt
Humanities OR Social Science Gen Ed Requirement

Career Options

Graduates can transfer to a four-year degree program and are eligible to take advantage of the many transfer/articulation agreements UNION County College has with some of the top four-year colleges and universities in the country. See a transfer advisor for details.

Program Information

Type of Program: Associate in Arts Degree

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