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Outgoing and articulate?

Amplify your reach with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Communication.
  • Market Snapshot:


    Communications Specialist jobs available in the U.S. as of February 2023.

    (Zip Recruiter)
  • 6%

    Projected growth in media and communications occupations from 2021 to 2031.

  • Industry Options:

    • Business
    • Media & Communications
    • Politics
    • Human Resources
    • Education
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Public Relations
  • 62K

    Median annual wage for media and communications professionals as of May 2021.

  • Key Career Skills:

    • Public speaking
    • Succinct and persuasive writing
    • Leadership
    • Teamwork
    • Research
    • Adaptability
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  • Did You Know?

    A communication degree equips you with critical skills for any industry, including the ability to:

    • Meet tight deadlines
    • Plan strategically
    • Stay abreast of current events
    • Communicate effectively
    • Approach problems creatively

Build the versatile foundation for success in a variety of fields, industries, and positions. 

An AAS degree in Communication will teach you to excel in public speaking and digital communication strategies and tactics. You'll gain the skills to apply fundamental communication principles in multiple formats, and the hands-on experience employers need. Graduates will leave equipped for entry-level work or internships in fields such as: media production, journalism, digital marketing, social media, computer science, and business management.

You’ll also leave here with the skills to communicate effectively, articulate your career preparation confidently, and collaborate with others meaningfully. And in all things, we’ll help you work toward becoming a capable and trusted disciple of Jesus Christ. So whatever you do, you’ll be prepared to be the best you possible.


If your goal is to gain the skills to go right to work, an AAS degree in Communication could be the right fit. This 2-year degree provides you with the in-demand, hands-on skills to get a good-paying job quickly.

The AAS degree is not designed to transfer, although many of the course credits may be accepted by other institutions. It’s designed to prepare you for an entry-level position in a specific field, with no further education required to succeed.


Have you laid out your course sequencing yet? It’s essential that you meet with your success advisor first thing to ensure that you stay on track. Accumulating too many credits will not only affect your eligibility for financial aid, but also your ability to transfer to another school.

So don’t wait. Set yourself up for success by mapping out your required courses from the beginning. You can reach your success advisor through the Student Success Center at or 801-524-8151.

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