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Associate in Science Degree

Communications is a growing field with a variety of career opportunities for graduates. Central Penn’s Communications program provides students with the skills and experiences needed to be able to communicate effectively in the world of public relations, desktop publishing, journalism, and photojournalism.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the fields of communications including corporate and nonprofit communications, public relations, print/digital media, and political communications.
  • Explain the core areas of communication, including the rules, standards and practices of traditional and digital communications.
  • Apply the characteristics of successful organizational communication strategies and create, implement, and evaluate such strategies
  • Appraise the impact communications technology has on the distribution and consumption of media within societies and cultures globally.
  • Communicate effectively—in speech, writing, and visual arts—in a variety of interpersonal and mass media settings.

Program Requirements

In addition to the 36 credits of general education and elective requirements, students are required to take a core group of courses associated with their major to total 76 credits.

Communications Core Courses – 40 credits

  • BUS 250 COM100 COM112 COM115 COM130 COM140 COM220 COM225 COM230 COM245 COM320 COM340 INT299 STS300
  • Advertising
  • Survey of Mass Communications Digital Photography
  • Digital Image Editing
  • Public Relations
  • Media Writing
  • Journalism I
  • Writing for Public Relations Desktop Publishing I
  • Opinion Writing
  • Feature Writing
  • Communications Law
  • Associate Degree Internship
  • Job Pursuit Seminar

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