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 can I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online (some courses)

ALL REQUIRED CLASSES TO EARN A DEGREE CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE

Application Deadlines

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.

Phone: 770-278-1374

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.

Speech Communication Pathway, A.A.

Phone: 770-278-1374

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.

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 can I take classes?
Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody, Newton, Online (some courses)

ALL REQUIRED CLASSES TO EARN A DEGREE CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE

Application Deadlines

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

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.

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

Pathway Details

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.

9083 Speech Communication Pathway

Associate of Arts, Pathway – Speech Communication

Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum (42)

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Pathway (18 hours)

1. World Language at the 1002 or higher level (3)

2.  Required Courses (11):

  • SCOM 1000 Human Communication (2)
  • SCOM 1500 Public Speaking (3)
  • SCOM 2400 Interpersonal Communication (3)
  • SCOM 2710 Argumentation (3)

3.  Select additional elective courses to complete 18 hours in Area F:

  • Select an additional Perspectives (PERS) courses in Area B.
  • RSCH 1203 Research Strategies (1)
  • SCOM 2300 Business and Professional Communication (3)
  • SCOM 2900 Intercultural Communication (3)
  • SCOM 2050 Media, Culture and Society (3)
  • See “World Language Requirement for B.A. and B.I.S. degrees” in section 3030 of the Georgia State University bachelor’s catalog.

 


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

Dr. Eric Morton
Department Chair of Arts and Humanities
Dunwoody Campus
emorton@gsu.edu
770-274-5145

Dunwoody Campus

Dr. Eric Morton
Department Chair of Arts and Humanities
Dunwoody Campus
emorton@gsu.edu
770-274-5145

Richard Lindner
Assistant Chair
Dunwoody Campus
rlindner@gsu.edu
770-274-5549

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

Clarkston Campus

Sally Robertson
Associate Chair
Clarkston Campus
srobertson@gsu.edu
678-891-3564

Dr. Brian Bonin
Assistant Chair
Clarkston Campus
bbonin@gsu.edu
678-891-3561

Jennifer Jenkins
Fine Arts Production Manager
Clarkston Campus
jjenkins@gsu.edu
678-891-3562

Joni Morrill
Administrative Secretary
Clarkston Campus
Jmorrill2@gsu.edu
678-891-3563

Alpharetta Campus

Dr. Ken Johnson
Department Chair of English
Alpharetta Campus
kjohnson212@gsu.edu
678-240-6048

Karon Edge-Fitzpatrick
Administrative Coordinator
Alpharetta Campus
kedge3@gsu.edu
678-240-6024

Decatur Campus

Dr. Andy Rogers
Interim Associate Chair of English
Decatur Campus, SB-2282
arogers41@gsu.edu
678-891-2385

Newton Campus

Jane Hercules
Associate Chair
Newton Campus
jhercules@gsu.edu
770-278-1374

Deborah Manson
Assistant Chair
Newton Campus
dmanson@gsu.edu
770-278-1256

Lakita Williams
Administrative Assistant
Newton Campus
lwilliams160@gsu.edu
770-278-1381

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