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The Professional Communication Program allows you to develop the communication skills that are so important in today’s job market. Upon graduation you will be prepared to start an exciting entry-level position in political communication, marketing, speech writing, sales, fund raising, professional presentations, and many more communication based professions.
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What You will Learn:

As a Professional Communication major you will learn foundation skills that can be applied to a variety of professions. The following skills are taught in the core courses:

  • Effective oral and written communication
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Critical thinking relevant to public speaking and business
  • Listening skills
  • Public speaking
  • Conflict resolution
  • Communication in basic business and within labor practices

Additional skills taught from a list of elective courses include: enhanced understanding of small group dynamics, intercultural communication, the effective use of reasoning or persuasion, understanding public relations, effective use of the voice and gender interactions.
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What It Is Like:

You will have the advantage of developing a close working relationship with faculty and program classmates that will extend your learning beyond the classroom.
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Where It Can Take You:

Completion of the degree will give students looking to begin their careers a solid, diverse communication foundation, which emphasizes both oral and written communication skills. For students who are at mid-career, the degree offers the opportunity for enhanced job growth and development.
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This degree program has transfer agreements with the college listed below. This means you can start your degree here and finish it there without losing credits.

  • Empire State College 

You're On:

"When businesses tell you that the number one skill they are looking for is communication you have to respond. So we created this program. We have created some exciting new courses, too, such as Communication @ Work, Persuasion, Etiquette, and Health Communication.  We are very excited to have the support of the college and our students as we launch this creative and useful new degree. We’ll see you on campus!" ~ Crystal Etzel , Katharine Rumrill-Teece, Tony Wainwright, Karen Harrison and Mark Muhammad.