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Learn to be a better communicator

The Communication Studies A.A. degree offers students a program designed to meet their transfer needs. This degree allows students to fulfill such requirements as Introduction to Communication, Public Speaking, Introduction to Mass Media, Introduction to Public Relations, Interpersonal Communication, and Intercultural Communication.

What You'll Learn

In this program, you’ll learn critical thinking skills as they are applied in communication contexts, effective oral and written communication skills, and how communication patterns impact national and global diversity. 

Where You'll Go

Working closely with an advisor, students will custom-tailor a program to achieve a seamless transfer to any college with which Onondaga has either a 2 plus 2 or articulation agreement for Communication Studies. You can view current information on transfer agreements on our Transfer Services page. 

Typical Salary

5 years after graduating with a Bachelor's degree.


Popular careers, growth potential, and regional demand for the past 12 months.
Career 10-year growth potential Regional Demand
Human Resources Specialist 13% High
Marketing Manager 10% High
Public Relations Specialist 13% Average

Real Data from Central New York

  • Data reflect previous twelve-month period in the Syracuse Metropolitan Area and surrounding five-county Central New York region.
  • Salary gathered from SUNY Graduate Wages (data source: NYS Unemployment Insurance) unless otherwise indicated. 
  • Demand is determined by the number of job postings in the region over the past twelve months. 
  • Occupational growth potential gathered from Burning Glass.   

Top Transfer Partners

  • SUNY Oswego

Transfer Paths

4-year School Bachelor's Degree
SUNY Polytechnic Institute Communication and Information Design
SUNY Oswego Communication Studies, A.A.
Lincoln University
Johnson C. Smith University