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Communication Studies

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Communication studies offers instruction in a wide range of communication areas including public speaking, mass media, and multicultural communications.

Studies in this area can help prepare you to perform better in a variety of professions, including business, law, teaching, and ministry.

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Careers in Communications Studies
Arbitrator
Attorney
Communications consultant
Community affairs coordinator
Company spokesperson
Consultant
Consumer advocate
Correspondent
Government mediator
Intercultural communications specialist
Journalist
Jury consultant
Legal brief writer
Lobbyist
Political consultant
Politician
Publicist
Research specialist
Sales
Speech writer
Story editor

Program Description

TCC offers courses that cover the first 2 years of a typical 4-year college communications program (college-level courses) as well as courses to develop math skills needed for college-level communications courses.

Degree Options: Associate in Arts & Sciences degree

Course Listings

Catalog Course Descriptions

Faculty

Communications Faculty Directory

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Tacoma Community College recommends the following courses for students wishing to earn a four-year degree in Communication Studies (formerly SPEECH).  This program meets the requirements for the Associate Degree in Arts and Sciences.  Substitutions may be made for any of these courses, provided that the degree plan is followed for the Arts & Sciences Option A degree.  Consult with a TCC CMST advisor for other program options.

Bold text indicates required courses.

  *  Consult with Communications advisor for individual programs.

**  These courses have prerequisites.

Communication majors may use communication courses to fulfill humanities distribution requirements only at U of W, Western, SPU, and PLU.

FIRST YEAR

FALL WINTER SPRING
ENGL&101** 5 ENGL102** 5 QUANT. SKILLS 5
CMST&101** 5 CMST&220** 5 PSYC&101** 5
NAT.SCI.DIST* 5 NAT.SCI.DIST* 5 NAT.SCI DIST.* 5
P.E. ACTIVITY 1 P.E. ACTIVITY 1 P.E. ACTIVITY 1

SECOND YEAR

FALL WINTER SPRING
POLSCI 5 HIST& 147 5 ENGL103** 5
HUMAN 101* 5 CMST 110 5 HIST&148** 5
SOC&101* 5 HUMAN DIST. 5 CMST&230
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