Communication Studies (A.A.)

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.

Careers

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.

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.

Academic Program Maps


Required Common Core

Flexible Core3

Curriculum Requirements

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

3
COM 265
Gender and Communication
3
COM XXX
Any Communication Studies Course
3
SPE 210
Oral Interpretation
3
SPE 103
Voice and Articulation
3
SPE 220
Advanced Public Speaking
3
THE 141
Theatre Management
3
MES 152
Introduction to Contemporary Media
3
ENG XXX
English Elective Course
3
MAR 100
Introduction to Marketing
3
BUS 150
Business Communication
3
BUS 200
Business Organization and Management
3
CIS 100
Introduction to Computer Applications
3
XXX xxx
Social Science Course
2
CED 201
Career Planning (Classroom Course)
AND
2
COM 361
Communication Studies Internship
30
Total Curriculum Credits
60
Total Program Credits

 

  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.

Speech, Communications and Theatre Arts Dept.

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

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m