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Associate of Arts Degree - Emphasis in Communication Studies

AA Degree - Emphasis in Communication Studies
Associate of Arts Degree - Emphasis in Communication Studies

Program Overview

​The Associate of Arts Degree - Emphasis in Communication Studies provides students with the opportunity to learn how to write strong messages and speak persuasively. 

Students will also build skills in networking, team building, and conflict management.

​Students who successfully complete the Associate of Arts Degree - Emphasis in Communication Studies will be prepared to transfer to a baccalaureate program in Professional Communications. 

Program Delivery Methods
Online, hybrid, traditional in-class courses and hands-on training in state-of-the-art labs on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN​

What You'll Learn

  • Important concepts and principles of the natural science, mathematics history, social and behavioral sciences, arts, and humanities
  • Skills in thinking, communication, and methods of inquiry and applications of knowledge
  • How to critically examine and develop an appreciation for diverse people, cultures, and life roles 
  • Oral and written communication skills to communicate with a wide range of diverse populations
  • An understanding of communication skills in both spoken and written form.

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Program Details

  • Program Requirements

    Program Requirements Guides
    View the Program Requirement Guide to learn about Minimum Program Entry Requirements, Recommended Course Sequence and Program Outcomes:

    General Education/MnTC Requirements
    The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

    Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) list.pdf

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    ​Additional Requirements for AA Degree

    • At least 60 earned college-level credits (40 MnTC credits and 20 additional MnTC, pre-major or elective credits)
    • A grade of “C” or better in ENGL1711
    • Associate of Arts (AA) cumulative GPA of 2.0
    • Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) cumulative GPA of 2.0
    • Meet Saint Paul College residency requirement: 20 credits. This requirement may be reduced to 12 credits with transfer of at least 12 college-level credits from another Minnesota State College and University or the University of Minnesota.​
  • Career Settings

    ​Students who successfully complete the Associate of Arts Degree - Emphasis in Communication Studies will be prepared to transfer to a baccalaureate program in Professional Communications. With a degree in communications you can work in a number of fields within the following areas: 

    • The Arts
    • Audio-Video Technology
    • Communications  
    • Customer Relations 
    • Media Relations
    • Journalism and 
    • Sales
  • Transfer Pathways

    ​Saint Paul College has a transfer articulation agreement between the following program and post-secondary institution for the baccalaureate degree program listed below. 

    For more information please go to ​www.saintpaul.edu/Transfer.​

    ​AA Degree​ - Emphasis in Communication Studies

    • BA Professional Communication - Metropolitan State University​ 
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  • Program Advisor

    Pathway Advisors are the Academic Advisors for the Associate of Arts degree and are located in the Advising Center, Room 1340, Main Floor. For assistance or additional information, please call our Advising Center at 651.846.1739 or email: advising@saintpaul.edu.​​

    Program Faculty
    Anna lgnatjeva
    anna.ignatjeva@saintpaul.edu 

    Dan Paulnock
    daniel.paulnock@saintpaul.edu 

    Shelby Reigstad
    shelby.reigstad@saintpaul.edu​​

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