Communication Studies, A.S.


Communication skills are important for success in the workplace, no matter what career a person pursues. The Communication Studies curriculum provides the opportunity to develop and refine communication skills as well as to develop an understanding of the communication process. The Communication Studies degree program enables graduates to either transfer to a four-year institution or to seek immediate employment in related fields where communication skills are an asset. Communication Studies students can begin their pursuit of a career in traditional media careers such as journalism, public relations, or advertising and marketing or use the program as a stepping stone to other communication intensive careers such as teaching or law.
Program Goals and Objectives
  • To complete the seven knowledge and skills area of the SUNY General Education policy.
  • To develop the student’s verbal, written, and visual communication skills and abilities within the framework of a liberal arts education.
  • To prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution; although, some students seek immediate employment.

Student Spotlight

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The best part about the Communication Studies program, to me, would be the amount of interactions I’ve had with others. Whether it be professors or other students, the conversations I’ve been exposed to throughout this program have expanded my knowledge and opened my mind. Aside from that, the professors that I have encountered throughout this program have made a huge impact on my life and career. Niagara County Community College strives to help you succeed and further your education and career.

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Program Learning Outcomes

The assessment of student learning outcomes is not only a key indicator of program effectiveness, it is also one of the standards of excellence identified by the Middle States Commission (Standard 5) and is required through the SUNY assessment initiative.

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Program Contact

Marissa Pytlak-Surdyke
Program Coordinator
Phone: 716-614-6742
Location: B-124
Division Office: 716-614-6460

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