Communication Studies Concentration
Students of the Liberal Arts & Sciences A.A. degree program can choose a concentration in Communication Studies and complete a series of courses that provide students with vital workplace skills. Upon completion of the concentration, graduates will be prepared to:
Solve problems efficiently.
To provide students with greater competence in interpersonal, intercultural, professional, group, mediated, & public speaking settings. Such competencies will avail students with the opportunity for professional growth, social development, & personal enrichment by connecting what is learned in class with real-world experiences, and will help students to create awareness about the critical importance of mastering these skills and adapting them to diverse audiences in their professional and personal lives.
When responding to a recent National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook Survey, employers identified the ability to verbally communicate with others, and the ability to create or edit written documents among the top ten skills they seek when hiring new college graduates. Graduates who concentrate in Communication Studies bring these critical skills to the workplace.
According to the National Communication Association, students who study communications demonstrate strong verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills. Communication Studies students become valuable employees in many types of careers, including government and both the public and private sector.
Speech or Communication training can be beneficial to a variety of careers, including:
Consulting, counseling, educator, sales, employee relations, community outreach or development, speech writer.
International business, foreign correspondent, international education, travel industry, international development.
Publicity manager, advertising manager, press agent, public relations specialist, marketing specialist, corporate spokesperson, account executive, fundraiser, sales manager, creative director, public opinion researcher, press secretary.
Mediator/negotiator, elected official, lobbyist, public defender, corporate lawyer, district attorney, public interest lawyer, private practice lawyer, legal researcher, paralegal researcher, legal secretary, legal reporter, legal educator.
Public administrator, social worker, patients’ rights advocate, human rights officer, community affairs liaison, philanthropic representative, crisis consultant, religious leader, mental health counselor.
The Communication Studies concentration prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges to expand and refine their interests. Students may continue to major in Communication Studies or combine this degree with another major.
Students graduating with an Associate’s degree are extremely attractive to 4-year colleges. Colleges that may have been out-of-reach financially or academically after high school, now seek to fill vacated seats in the junior year, with many offering substantial scholarships.
Before you transfer, graduate. Completing your Associate Degree first, ensures your courses & credits have lifetime value. If you transfer before you graduate, your community college credits will be evaluated course by course reducing the chances that your courses & credits will transfer. We have agreements that allow graduates of Queensborough to complete a bachelor’s degree in an efficient manner after transfer, with the following:
A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Communication Studies) to B.A. Communications Studies
A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Communication Studies) to B.A. Communication Sciences and Disorders
A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Communication Studies) to B.A. Professional Communication
St. John’s University
A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Communication Studies) to B.A. Rhetoric and Public Address
A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Communication Studies) to B.A. Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
Our graduating students successfully transfer to:
CUNY (Hunter, City College, Queens College, Lehman College, York College)
SUNY (Binghamton, New Paltz, Oneonta, Oswego, Purchase)
Private (Adelphi, Marymount Manhattan)
Out-of-State (Howard University, Montclair State University)
Intimate class sizes offering personable, individualized attention. Courses taught by professors, not teaching assistants. Professors who prioritize excellence in teaching & mentorship. Free unlimited access to support services: Academic Computing Center, Campus Writing Center, Mathematics Learning Center, & the Student Learning Center.
Queensborough has more than 400 full-time faculty with 81% having earned a doctoral or terminal degree, 3x the national average for community colleges.
For a fraction of the cost, you can complete the first 2 years (60 credits) of a traditional 4-year (120 credits) college program.
90% of our students graduate without Federal student loan debt
45% savings on tuition compared to 4-year public in-state institutions
20% savings on tuition costs compared to CUNY 4-year colleges
66% of full-time students attend Queensborough Community College tuition free
Nassau County residents may be eligible for NYC tuition rates. You don’t have to live in New York City to get the NYC tuition rate.