Communication Studies Program

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Study, Explore, Manage

Throughout history, developments in communication have fundamentally altered society. As a communication student at Eastern Arizona College (EAC), you will study everything from foundational theories to the latest technological advances. You will explore communication skills that are critical for success in personal interactions and workplace relationships, learning to produce communicative texts and adapt to changing situations and audiences. Your studies will increase your ability to manage communication programs for various industries, such as law, politics, public affairs, healthcare, advertising, journalism, public relations and many others.

EAC's Communication Studies degree program will give you the skills that employers need. In a recent National Association of Colleges and Employers Job Outlook Survey, employers identified the ability to verbally communicate with others and to create and edit written documents among the top ten skills they seek when hiring new graduates. Students majoring in Communication Studies bring these skills to the workplace, demonstrating strong verbal, nonverbal and written communication skills and an ability to deliver key messages that resonate with audiences.


Student Group One

Make a Difference in the Workplace

A degree in communication opens the door to a wide variety of employment opportunities. Many EAC students transfer to four-year degree programs and enter traditional communication fields such as advertising, journalism or public relations. Others have taken communication courses and applied their skills in the healthcare, financial services and information technology industries in both public and private sectors.

According to the United States Department of Labor, employment in media and communication occupations is projected to grow four percent from 2014 to 2024, resulting in about 27,400 new jobs. This growth stems from the need for organizations to create, edit, translate and disseminate information through various communication channels. As of May 2016, the median annual wage for media and communication occupations was $54,780, which was higher that the median annual wage of $37,040 for all occupations.


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Communication Studies Associate of Arts (AAGR) Degree
The Communication Studies associate of arts degree meets the requirements for the first two years of a four-year degree program at a college or university. This means that you can transfer into four-year programs as a junior.
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Student Group Two

Communication Honor Society

Sigma Chi Eta is the official community college honor society of the National Communication Association, an organization created for scholars and professionals in the field of communication. EAC's Alpha Nu Chapter of the Sigma Chi Eta honor society invites Communication Studies majors who achieve a 3.5 overall GPA after the completion of nine credit hours in communication to become members of this prestigious society. Once inducted, a student is a member for life and is expected to always strive for excellence. In addition to recognizing, fostering and rewarding outstanding scholastic achievement, Sigma Chi Eta promotes and encourages professional development among communication majors throughout their professional careers.


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Please call or email to find out more about EAC's Communication Studies degree program. We're happy to answer your questions!


Communicative Arts Department
(928) 428-8489


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Admissions Office
(928) 428-8272
800-678-3808 x. 8272