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2023-2024 Online Catalog 
2023-2024 Online Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communications, A.A.

Program Description

The Communications curriculum is designed for transfer to a bachelor’s program in communications or a related discipline. Options in Journalism and Public Relations or Media are available for students who have decided that they are particularly interested in a certain field. This program is designed for students who are undecided regarding specialization and who are interested in the fields of education, law, or mass communications. Students may consult with the Division Dean’s office regarding appropriate option and course selections for their specific needs and interests.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Discuss current social and political issues and events, both orally and in writing;
  • Compare and contrast, both orally and in writing, prevalent cultural narratives and texts and the various media used to convey them;
  • Demonstrate proficiency with current productivity software and apply the software to the diverse field of communications;
  • Analyze, both orally and in writing, the ability to utilize various communication skills in order to present an individual point of view to others in a clear manner using verbal, written and visual techniques;
  • Apply the necessary skills to research the historical aspects of current events and the cultural impact of such events.;
  • Evaluate the various issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of Communications. 

After Union College

Graduates can prepare to transfer into a four-year college or university Communications program and are eligible to take advantage of the many transfer/articulation agreements Union College has with some of the top four-year colleges and universities in the country. See a transfer advisor for details.

Recommended Sequence

First Year

Second Year

Semester Total: 15

Spring Semester

Semester Total: 15

Total Program Credits: 60

COM 100 Level Electives:

COM 102 COM 103 COM 105 COM 106 COM 107 COM 108 COM 109 COM 112 COM 113 

COM 200 Level Electives:

COM 202 COM 206 COM 207 COM 209 COM 212 COM 213 COM 216  

Milestone Courses

The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information