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Pre-Major (Associate of Arts General Transfer)

About the Pre-Communication Studies Pre-Major/Program

The Communication Studies Pre-Major is designed to provide a path for GRCC students planning or considering transfer to a four-year college to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in the field of communication. While some degrees are geared to lead to a very specific job, degrees in general communication are designed to prepare students for entry into a variety of careers, some more specific than others.

This Pre-Major is designed to be part of an Associate of Arts degree (A.A.) and requires a total of 60 credits, 30 of which fall under the General Education requirements. Those completing the Pre-Major are required to take Fundamentals of Public Speaking (COM 131) and Interpersonal Communication (COM 135), listed under Program Courses, and then 12 additional Communication Studies and/or elective credits, listed under Program Elective Courses.

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Communication Bachelor’s Degrees

Four-year colleges offer many types of Bachelor's degrees in communication studies including, but not limited to:

  • Advertising/Public Relations
  • Broadcasting
  • General Communication
  • Health Communications
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Mass Media
  • Organizational Communication
  • Speech Communication
  • Sports Communication

GRCC COM Course Offerings

  • COM 131: Fundamentals of Public Speaking - Offered fall, winter, summer semesters
  • COM 135: Interpersonal Communication - Offered fall, winter, summer semesters
  • COM 235: Gender Communication - Offered fall, winter semesters
  • COM 236: Intercultural Communication - Offered fall, winter semesters
  • COM 250: Organizational Communication - Offered fall semester only
  • COM 266: Fundamentals of Public Relations - Offered winter semester, even numbered years only
  • COM 254:  Mass Media - Offered winter semester, odd numbered years only

Careers in Communication 

Every career relies on effective communication skills, but there are a diverse number of professions and industries specific to students of communication studies: 

  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Broadcasting
  • Speech Writer
  • Event Planner
  • Linguist
  • Diversity Consultant
  • Communication Trainer
  • Teacher
  • Media Relations
  • Sports Marketing
  • Motivational Speaker
  • Admission Specialist
  • Public Relations
  • Human Resources
  • Business
  • Recruiter
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Government Communications
  • Government Press Secretary
  • Corporate Communications
  • Lobbyist
  • Customer Service and Sales
  • Office Management
  • Healthcare

Check out the National Communication Association for more information on professions and passions in the field of communications.

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