Degrees & Certificates
Take this opportunity to learn skills that will increase your understanding of yourself, your relationships and your ability to communicate with other people. The Communication Studies Department welcomes you and encourages you to pursue one of the courses of studies listed above and empower yourself. You're only a few classes away, get started today!
Students who successfully complete the required coursework can use these degrees to enhance their resumes for both future college work and professional institutions. Take this opportunity to learn skills that will increase your understanding of yourself, your relationships and your ability to communicate with other people
Degrees and Certificates
- in Communication Studies
- A.A.-T Degree in Communication Studies
- Certificate of Achievement in Communication Studies
- Certificate of Achievement in Interpersonal Communication
Certificate of Achievement: Communication StudiesThe knowledge and skills gained by completing this Certificate of Achievement are designed to promote positive communication and increase problem-solving skills in work and personal environments. Those interested in psychology will also benefit.
: Communication StudiesCommunication is a vital part of today's world, whether a skill used professionally, socially or in your personal life. We welcome you to explore one of the many areas of Communication Studies by taking a class at Gavilan College. The Communication Studies AA degree will provide students with the knowledge and skill about human communication that can be applied to various contexts in life. Whether it be improving on public speaking skills, working with a culturally diverse group or developing skills to better communicate ones wants and needs to family and friends, the curriculum is academically structured to meet your needs based on the specific course that you choose.
A.A.-T Degree: Communication Studies
Upon completion of the Associate in Arts in Communications Studies for Transfer degree, students will be prepared for pursuing a BA/BS in Communication or Communication Studies.
(1) Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
(2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.”
ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.
Program Learning Outcomes:
After completing an Associate in Arts in Communications Studies for Transfer degree, a student will be able to:
- Apply theory and research findings in communication studies to their professional and personal relationships.
- Engage in professional public discourse with application of research, organization, reasoning and oral presentation.