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Communication Studies

About the Program

The National Association of Colleges and Employers rates "oral communication" as one of the highest competencies for achieving professional success.

  • More and more businesses and occupations prefer to hire employees who possess strong communication skills.
  • A strong background in communication is also looked upon favorably by four-year universities when evaluating applicants.
  • Effective communication skills assist in individual development and enhancement of human relations.

We offer both an Associate in Arts and Associate Degree for Transfer in Communication Studies. Also our Certificate in Achievement can augment other majors and help you in a career transition.

Career Opportunities

Whether you aspire to become a communication specialist, enhance your marketability in the workplace, or simply want to improve your people skills, we can help you identify the right program of study to meet your needs.


What can you do with a degree in Communication Studies

  • Corporate training
  • Consulting
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Public relations
  • Human resources
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Telecommunications
  • Political campaigning

Degrees & Certificates

View list below for programs offered at Foothill. Then select program map for a possible schedule that fulfills program and college requirements.

For program requirements and full course listings, view degrees and certificates information.

Associate in Arts or Science for Transfer Degree

Associate in Arts or Science Degree

Certificate of Achievement (CA)


Courses of Interest

COMM 10: Gender, Communication & Culture

COMM 55: Career & Leadership Communication in the Global Workplace

For a complete list of Communication Studies courses, see our course catalog.

See schedule of classes for courses offered this and upcoming term.

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Lauren Velasco, Communication Studies Department Chair



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Ron Herman, Division Dean
Fine Arts & Communication Division

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