Explore the world of Communication: Where success begins.
The Communication Studies Program strives to combine both the theoretical frameworks and the practical skills of communication. Coordinated by the Humanities Department, the Communication Studies Program leads to an Associate of Arts (AA) degree with five areas of concentration: Public Relations, Speech Pathology, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication and Public Address. Using participatory learning, students work to enhance their oral, written, and critical thinking skills. Emphasis is placed on communication in social, professional, culturally diverse settings, in the context of a multimedia globalized world. The aim of the Communication Studies Program is to assist students in transferring to four-year colleges or to begin a career in a related industry.
In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation. Your Advising Team is made up of faculty, professional and peer advisors. They will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you:
In your first semester, your First Year Seminar (FYS) professor is your advisor. In your second semester and beyond, you can log in to My LaGuardia to contact advisor(s) or make an appointment. Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.
The opportunities available with an Associate in Arts in Communication Studies will vary based on the concentration that you select.
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Organizational CommunicationThe Organizational Communication concentration focuses on
preparing students how to communicate in workplace teams, explore the meaning
of work, practice the communication skills that they will need to do well at
any job, and market themselves in the changing economy. Organizational Communication
students may transfer to a four-year college or develop their careers in
education, government, business, human resources, and industry as well as
consulting and training.
Public AddressThe concentration in Public Address focuses on how to
win arguments and how to persuade other ethically and effectively. Students
will learn to become a more critical participant in democratic society and to
use argumentation and persuasion to change policy, set precedents, or operate
democratically in the world. Public Address students may transfer to a
four-year college or develop their careers in law, education, public affairs,
and speech writing for political figures.
Log in to the CUNY Portal to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia’s Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.
Prospective Students Review the Communications Studies Curriculum and the recommended course sequence below.
Degree MapUse the Degree Map and DegreeWorks to assist in academic planning and creating your own graduation plan in ePortfolio.
Recommended Course Sequence
First Year, Fall I
First Year, Fall II
First Year, Spring I
First Year, Spring II
Second Year, Fall I
Second Year, Spring I
See flexible sequence for students with basic skills needs.
St. Joseph’s College LaGuardia’s Communication Studies program is articulated with the Bachelor of Arts program at both the Brooklynand Long Island campuses of St. Joseph’s College, NY.