Communication Studies (A.A.)

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Program Coordinators: Professor Brianne Waychoff, bwaychoff@bmcc.cuny.edu;
Professor Elizabeth Whitney, ewhitney@bmcc.cuny.edu

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 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.

For further information, please visit BMCC website, the Speech, Communication, and Theatre Arts Department in Room S-628, or call (212) 220-8090.

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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 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.

These suggested careers may require bachelor's or higher degrees.

Make an appointment at the Academic Advisement and Transfer Center.

Related Communities

Communications & Media


Required Common Core

Flexible Core3

Curriculum Requirements

6
COM XXX
Communications Electives4

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

3
SPE XXX
Any Speech Course
3
COM XXX
Any Communication Studies Course
3
THE XXX
Any Theatre Course
3
GWS XXX
Any Gender and Women’s Studies Course
3
MES 152
Introduction to Contemporary Media
3
ENG 3XX
English Elective Course
3
MAR 100
Introduction to Marketing
3
MAR 220
Essentials of Advertising
3
MAR 230
Essentials of Public Relations
3
BUS 150
Business Communication
3
XXX xxx
Social Science Course
30
Total Curriculum Credits
60
Total Program Credits

Notes

Please note, these requirements are effective the 2020-2021 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.

Footnotes

  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:
Monday-Friday
9 a.m.-5 p.m