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Are you fascinated by how people interact with one another? Are you interested in a career in journalism? Do you want to work in a field that impacts everyone who has ever lived in a society and everyone who ever will in the future?

You should consider Anne Arundel Community College’s Communications program. Our program offers a multitude of choices—interpersonal, intercultural, group, persuasion, journalism and mass communication, to name a few. You’ll become a more effective writer, speaker and thinker. You’ll develop skills that are critical for a number of career paths in areas such as the social sciences, government, politics, journalism, entertainment, education and marketing, among others.

Transfer Degrees

The Communications and Journalism department is proud to offer the Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Communications. As an additional transfer option, AACC has the unique Transfer Studies degree. Both degrees will prepare you to transfer to a four-year institution. Whichever path you choose, we strongly encourage you to meet with an advisor to structure your AACC studies to meet your specific transfer goals.

Communications, Arts and Sciences, A.A.

You’ll strengthen your writing, speaking and critical thinking skills, and you can tailor your studies according to your interests in either human communication or mass communication. Human communication includes courses in speech and other types of human communication, while mass communication focuses on the media, journalism, news writing, reporting and editing.


Transfer Studies, A.A.

The Transfer Studies, A.A. allows you to explore different subjects or concentrate on a specific course plan that will best meet your in-state (and even some out-of-state) transfer goals. This option is particularly good if you are undecided in your ultimate career direction, not sure where you'd like to eventually transfer or just looking to complete general education requirements while "testing the waters" of a particular major. No matter what brings you to Transfer Studies, the result is a well-rounded associate degree preparing you for further studies and successful career. 

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What can you do with a degree in Communications?

A communications degree is incredibly relevant—you can apply it to almost any professional or graduate school focus. Many of our students go on to pursue rewarding careers in:

  • Broadcasting
  • Editing
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Government
  • Human services
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • News production
  • Photojournalism
  • Politics
  • Social sciences
  • Video production
  • Writing

And with four-year transfer agreements with dozens of colleges and universities in Maryland and beyond, a degree from AACC has never been a better investment. For outlook information about specific careers, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.

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If our Communications area of study sounds appealing, but you’d like to compare it to other offerings, see if one of these is a better fit.


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