Communication Studies

New technologies, the world of global business, and the expectations of the service economy are just some of the many factors creating a demand for professionals with outstanding communication skills and knowledge of communication strategies.

BMCC's degree program in Communication Studies prepares students for opportunities in Advertising, Corporate Communications, Counseling, Event Planning, Human Resources, Marketing, Media Planning, Political Campaign Management, Public Relations, and many other careers.

Students who graduate with a degree in Communication Studies can find jobs that are well paid and can lead to high-ranking positions in business, government, education, politics, and community service. Some follow the path of the self-employed entrepreneur.

With a strong foundation in the Liberal Arts, BMCC’s Communication Studies curriculum is enriched by courses that build students’ know-how in communicating with audiences of various sizes locally, nationally, and globally. Courses offered include Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, Small Group Communication, Conflict Resolution, The Mass Media, Advanced Public Speaking, Oral Interpretation, and Voice and Articulation just to name a few. The program also gives students a range of elective options from other departments that include business, technology, social sciences, and career planning.

The Communication Studies program offers an Associate in Arts (AA) degree and is intended for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college to expand and refine their interests. Students may continue to major in Communication Studies or combine this degree with another major. The program is fully articulated with the Communication Studies/Arts programs at Brooklyn College, Cornell University/College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, and Marymount Manhattan College, the Professional and Technical Writing program at New York City College of Technology, as well as the CUNY On-Line BA Programs in Culture and Communication and in Human Relations. It is transferable to other CUNY schools as well as colleges and universities both public and private.

For further information, please visit BMCC website, the Speech, Communication, and Theatre Arts Department in Room S628, or call (212) 220-8090.

Common Core

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Flexible Core 3

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Curriculum Requirements

Choose five from the following for a total of 15 credits:

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1. Consult with an advisor on which courses to take to satisfy these areas.

2. These areas can be satisfied by taking a STEM variant.

3. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.

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