What does it cost?

Check out our cost calculator or visit student financial services for information on estimated costs.

63.4% of Perimeter College students receive financial assistance.

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 COURSES REQUIRED TO EARN THE 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.

Pathway Details

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.

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.

Description

Careers

Students who enroll in the academic pathway in Communication may choose from a variety of career options, including:

    ·       Advertising
    ·       Education
    ·       Government and Politics
    ·       Health
    ·       Human Resources
    ·       International Relations
    ·       Management
    ·       Media/Radio/Television/Broadcasting
    ·       Public Relations
    ·       Sales
    ·       Social And Human Services

Contacts

Online Programs

Moisés Aguayo
Enrollment Coach
404-413-4393
online@gsu.edu

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Admissions and Curriculum Inquiries

Admissions
For help with applying or admissions, please review our website, visit a campus office, or contact us at 404-413-2500.

Perimeter College

Dr. Michael Bradley
Department Chair of Humanities
678-212-7592
mtbjr@gsu.edu

Dunwoody Campus

Rick Robinson
Interim Associate Department Chair of Humanities
Dunwoody Campus
770-274-5193
rrobinson28@gsu.edu

Elizabeth Chavez
Senior Administrative Secretary
Dunwoody Campus
echavez@gsu.edu
770-274-5148

Clarkston Campus

Jane Hercules
Associate Department Chair of Humanities
678-891-2717
jhercules@gsu.edu

Melanie Lynn
Administrative Secretary
Clarkston Campus
678-891-3602
mlynn@gsu.edu

The information shared here provides an overview of Georgia State’s offerings. For official details on admissions requirements, tuition, courses and more, refer to the university catalogs.