The Speech Communication pathway requires 42 hours of Core Curriculum and 18 hours of courses appropriate to the pathway. For up-to-date curriculum requirements, please visit the catalog.
How long will it take?
The typical pathway requires 60 semester hours — 42 hours in core curriculum and 18 hours in pathway courses.
Where will I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online
All required classes to earn a degree can be completed online.
Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements
Fall Semester (starts in August) — Due by August 1
Spring Semester (starts in January) — Due by December 1
Summer Semester (starts in late May) — Due by May 1
Speech Communication Pathway, A.A.
What Is Speech Communication?
Speech communication explores the construction, diffusion, analysis and impact of messages as they occur among individuals, groups, organizations and cultures in the media age. Communication focuses on how people develop communication skills and examines communication phenomena and events. It studies how various persuasive tactics may influence members of diverse and globalized societies.
Why Study Speech Communication?
Speech communication offers a balanced educational curriculum of liberal arts and science courses focused on improving speaking and interpersonal skills and providing an introduction to business, intercultural and mass communication. The concepts and skills provided by speech communication are useful in a wide variety of occupations and in the world of communications.
A note on pathways: A pathway is an advising guide to help students prepare for their intended bachelor’s degree major. By following the course of study outlined in the appropriate Associate of Arts or Associate of Science pathway, students will have the necessary prerequisite courses to continue in their chosen disciplines. A pathway is not a major and will not be represented on the diploma.
Students should consult with advisers to confirm availability of online courses and requirements or additional costs that may be associated with courses. Students should check with advisers about which campuses offer the courses they need. Typically, core courses required for pathways can be taken at most locations and online, while pathway-specific courses may require attendance at a particular location.
As part of Georgia State University, Perimeter College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC) to award associate degrees. Successful completion of a pathway at Perimeter College leads to an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Georgia State University.
Students who enroll in the academic pathway in Communication may choose from a variety of career options, including:
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