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AA in Communication Studies

Colorado Christian University's Associate of Arts in Communication Studies is geared for students interested gaining an understanding of communication methods and theories. Read on to learn more about this online AA program.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Arts in Communication Studies

School Offering Program:

Colorado Christian University

Degree Level:

Associate's

Program Prerequisites:

Candidates for an Associate of Arts in Communication Studies from Colorado Christian University may be interested developing their communications skills and in creating messages for a variety of audiences. All applicants to Colorado Christian University should have a high school diploma or the equivalent; additional requirements may apply for some programs.

Program Description:

The Associate of Arts in Communication Studies program offered by Colorado Christian University serves as an opportunity for students to gain foundational knowledge in communication theory and its many applications. This degree program is designed to expose students to many different roles and fields of communication, including public speaking, mass communication, laws and First Amendment rights, and intercultural communication. The program also imbues Biblical principles into each course, allowing students to further develop their knowledge from a Christian standpoint.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

60 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Colorado Christian University's financial aid office for more information.

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Coursework for an Associate of Arts in Communication Studies:

This Associate of Arts in Communication Studies program consists of 30 general studies credit hours, 18 credit hours of major core courses, and 12 credit hours for electives. Contact Colorado Christian University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements (30 credits)

  • World Views
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Art Appreciation
    • Photography I
    • Creative Arts
    • Classic Christmas Films & Literature
    • C.S. Lewis in Film & Literature
  • Adult Studies Seminar I
  • Adult Studies Seminar II
  • Introduction to College Writing
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Oral Communication
    • Interactive Communication
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Math Concepts
    • Introduction to Research and Applied Statistics
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Biological Diversity
    • Introduction to Nutrition
    • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Western Civilization I
    • America since 1877
    • History of Christianity
    • American Exceptionalism
    • Christianity in America
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Business Fundamentals
    • Macro and Micro Economics
    • Environmental Geography
    • American Political Process
    • General Psychology
    • Relational Psychology
    • Interpersonal Relationships
    • Psychology Through the Lifespan
    • Marriage and Family
    • Principles of Sociology

Major Requirements (18 credits)

  • Interactive Communication
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Professional Public Speaking
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Communication Law
  • Communication and Technology

Elective Requirements (12 credits)

  • Students take 12 credit hours of electives

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who complete the Associate of Arts in Communication Studies may be interested in continuing their education and earning bachelor's degrees. Because the principles of communications are highly applicable to other subjects, a student may choose to continue coursework in this field, or they may choose to branch out towards a different field that utilizes these principles, such as business, marketing, or law. Potential degree programs include:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Sales
  • Bachelor of Science in Nonprofit Management

Career Paths:

Successful graduates of CCU's Associate of Arts in Communication Studies program may find themselves ready to seek entry-level employment in a number of positions in mass media, public relations, business, marketing, politics, and more. Students may be well prepared to handle today's social media-oriented tasks. Potential positions include:

  • Proofreader
  • Broadcast technician
  • PR assistant

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