Communications (A.S.)

Today’s information age requires communications professionals to be knowledgeable and possess the technical skills to work across multiple media platforms. SUNY Cobleskill’s Associate in Communications degree program is designed to meet those goals, preparing graduates to pursue careers in communications, publishing, news media, broadcasting, government, advertising, public relations, social media and other fields that require communications experts.


Program Highlights

- A hands-on curriculum with real-life scenarios prepares SUNY Cobleskill Communications students for the contemporary communications workplace or for transfer to a bachelor's degree program.

- SUNY Cobleskill offers students a great deal of one-on-one faculty contact. With an approximate 10:1 student to faculty ratio, students are provided with extensive guidance through advisement.

- A special focus is on the practice, process and ethics of contemporary news reporting and interviewing, mass communication and popular culture and the role of technology in the information age and social media.

- Students learn to solve graphic design and composition problems by using distinct forms of visual media and production modes.

What Will I Learn?

The Communications A.S. degree prepares students for transfer into four-year programs in mass media, journalism, broadcasting, public relations, technical publications and a number of related programs. As students in this major fulfill many of their basic general education reuirements, they have the flexibility to change their major without losing credits.

Courses include mass media, video and studio production, web and graphic design, journalism, and more. The curicula also features opportunities for practical experiences that provide students with the confidence and experience to become effective communications professionals.
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Career Outlook

Mass communication is an exciting and growing area of study in today?s fast-paced society, and SUNY Cobleskill fully prepares Communications students to apply their coursework to the real world. Students who earn an associate degree in Communications at SUNY Cobleskill are prepared to continue seamlessly into the baccalaureate program.

Associate degree graduates have also pursued bachelor degrees in:

- mass media
- journalism
- broadcasting
- public relations
- technical publications
- and a number of related programs