Communication Studies (A.A.)

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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. With a strong foundation in the Liberal Arts, BMCC’s Communication Studies curriculum is enriched by courses that will build your know-how in communicating with audiences of various sizes locally, nationally, and globally.

Courses offered include Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, Small Group Communication and Conflict Resolution–all very useful in many global corporations. Other courses such as The Mass Media, Advanced Public Speaking, Oral Interpretation and Voice and Articulation would be helpful for those interested in media  or law careers. The program also gives students a range of elective options from other departments that include business, technology, social sciences and career planning.

Transfer Options

BMCC has articulation agreements with several four year colleges to allow you to seamlessly continue your education there without any loss of credits.

Students may continue to major in Communication Studies or combine this degree with another major. The program is fully articulated with CUNY Baruch College – B.A. in Communication Studies, CUNY New York City College of Technology – B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing, CUNY School of Professional Studies – B.A. in Human Relations, Iona College – B.A. in Speech Communication, and Utica College – Communication and Media. It is transferable to other CUNY schools as well as colleges and universities both public and private.

Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with a career advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

Explore career paths for Communication Studies (pdf)


Required Common Core

Flexible Core3

Curriculum Requirements

Communications Electives4

Choose 5 three-credit courses from the following for a total of 15 credits with at least three from SPE, COM, THE or GWS:

Any Speech Course
Any Communication Studies Course
Any Theatre Course
Any Gender and Women’s Studies Course
MES 152
Introduction to Contemporary Media
English Elective Course
MAR 100
Introduction to Marketing
MAR 220
Essentials of Advertising
MAR 230
Essentials of Public Relations
BUS 150
Business Communication
XXX xxx
Social Science Course
Total Curriculum Credits
Total Program Credits


Please note, these requirements are effective the 2023-2024 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.


  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.
  4. Choose two courses (for 6 total credits) from any COM courses.

Speech, Communications and Theatre Arts Department

199 Chambers Street, Room N-628
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-8090

Office Hours:
9 a.m.-5 p.m