Option offered through Communications

This program is designed for transfer to a bachelor’s degree-granting institution. Course work includes theory and practice of radio broadcasting. Internships in professional organizations are available. 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 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the recording industry as a business
  • Operate the tools and technology encountered in a professional recording studio or radio station
  • Work as a member of a team to prepare a program for a recording or radio station. 
Other Communications Degrees Include:

  • Audio Production
  • Communications
  • Film
  • Game Design Creation
  • Journalism
  • Multimedia
  • Public Relations
  • Television
Search for courses in the online course catalog.


First Year

First Semester

COM 101 - Mass Communications
ENG 101 - English Composition I
PSY 101 - General Psychology
MAT - A 4 Credit Mathematics Course
COM 100 - Communications Technologies

Second Semester

COM 103 - Intro to Radio Broadcasting
ENG 102 - English Composition II
Laboratory Science
ENG 128 - The Dynamics of Communication OR
ENG 129 - Public Speaking
Social Science Gen Ed Requirement 

Second Year

First Semester

COM 203 - Audio Production I
ENG - 200 Level Course
HIS 101 - Intro to Western Civilization I
GOV 201 - American Govt and Politics
Diversity Gen Ed Requirement
Social Science Gen Ed Requirement

Second Semester

COM - Communications Elective
ENG - 200 Level Course
HIS 102 - Intro to Western Civilization II
GOV 202 - American National Govt
Humanities Gen Ed Requirement

Career Options

Graduates can transfer to a bachelor’s degree-granting institution 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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