Communication Liberal Arts Transfer Major

A degree in communication prepares students for a variety of careers. Students who study communication are not only highly sought after in fields like marketing and public relations but also in areas you may not immediately think of, such as banking. Communication majors are known for being skillful at taking complex information and making it easy to understand, as well as their ability to connect with others. This makes them highly sought after in many fields.

Career Opportunities

The following is just a sampling of some of the career opportunities you can pursue with a degree in communications — the sky's the limit!

  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Advertising
  • Media
  • Writing
  • Mass Communication
  • Advertising
  • Banking
  • Real Estate
  • Teaching/Training
  • Healthcare
  • Technology

You may find employment in many industries such as government, business, not-for-profit organizations, education, manufacturing, and politics.

Why You Should Pick a Degree in Communications

Planning Your Class Schedule

Students should consult with an advisor in Student Services to select courses, make a transfer plan, and periodically review their progress towards their degree completion.

Students are also encouraged to contact the admissions office at the college to which they plan to transfer during their first year at Hawkeye in order to obtain specific program and transfer requirements.

Not all courses may be required for transfer to your future major.

Award: Associate of Arts (AA)
Required number of credits: 62

Courses are subject to change.

Communication Transfer Courses
COM-140 Introduction to Mass Media 3
ENG-105 Composition I O E 3
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication O E 3
SPC-120 Intercultural Communications
Offered fall semester, even years
O 3
SPC-122 Interpersonal Communication
Offered spring term, even years
O 3
SPC-132 Group Communication
Offered fall term, odd years
Total Credits 18

Remaining Liberal Arts Coursework
I. Natural Science and Mathematics 10
II. Humanities 9
III. Social Sciences 9
IV. Communications 3
V. Social Diversity 3
VII. Elective Courses 10
Total Credits 44

Additional Communication Transfer Courses
COM-148 Diversity and the Media 3
DRA-130 Acting I
Offered fall semester
E 3
SPC-112 Public Speaking
Offered spring semester, odd years
SPC-140 Oral Interpretation
Offered spring semester

Professional Associations

Opportunities for students to get involved in the field

Admissions Requirements

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