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Communication

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101  Student Success Seminar
ENG124  College Composition I
ITD122  Computer Applications for Professionals
COM121  Effective Speaking
COM122  Interpersonal Communication
English Composition Elective
COM125  Introduction to Communication Theory
Mathematics Elective
Communication Elective
Arts and Humanities Elective

COM123  Small Group Communication
Natural and Physical Science Elective
SOC225  Cultural Diversity
Arts and Humanities Elective
Social & Behavioral Science Elective
Natural and Physical Science Elective

COM126  Introduction to Mass Communication
Communication Elective
Social & Behavioral Science Elective
Arts and Humanities Elective

TOTAL CREDITS 60-63

Gain knowledge and skills – such as public speaking, interpersonal communication and communication theory – applicable to any work environment, then easily transfer your associate degree to a four-year university.

DEGREE EARNED
Associate of arts in communication

TRANSFER AGREEMENTS WITH
Kent State University, The University of Akron, Franklin University

WORK IN MANY AREAS, INCLUDING
• public relations
• journalism
• advertising
• radio/television broadcasting
• organization communication

PREPARE FOR A CAREER AS A(N) 
• media analyst
• publicity manager
• public affairs specialist
• editor
• journalist
• newscaster
• reporter
• marketing specialist
• copywriter
• director/producer
• film editor
• news writer
• consultant
• manager
• trainer

JOIN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS 
Stark Raving Writers
Stark Voices
Eastern Communication Association (non-SSC)
Ohio Communication Association (non-SSC)

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT 
Dr. Wendi Battershell
Department Chair, Communication, Humanities, & Reading
330-494-6170, Ext. 4958
wbattershell@starkstate.edu