Liberal Arts AA and AS Degrees

Emphasis Area – Communications

If you are interested in completing a bachelor’s degree in Communications you should consider taking 12 credit hours from the courses listed below as part of your AA degree in Liberal Arts.

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services or a faculty advisor to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for or transfer to your future major.

General Education courses
Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite. See the course description for more details.

Communications Transfer Courses
COM140 Introduction to Mass Media 3
COM148 Diversity and the Media 3
SPC120 Intercultural Communications 3
SPC122 Interpersonal Communication 3
SPC132 Group Communication 3
SPC140 Oral Interpretation 3

Career Opportunities

The following are some of the career opportunities you can pursue in Communications:

  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Teacher: Debate/Speech
  • Advertising
  • Public Information Officer
  • Human Resources

Find employment in many industries such as:

  • government
  • business
  • not-for-profit organizations
  • education
  • manufacturing
  • politics

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