Communication Studies

The Department of Communication Studies firmly believes that experience-based learning is the most effective means of achieving the lessons of human communication.  Our department is dedicated to ensuring that students enter the world better prepared to meet future communication challenges and opportunities.

The Communication Studies department offers courses and hands-on learning opportunities that benefit students academically, professionally and personally. Students develop their public speaking, leadership, critical thinking and performance skills. Additionally, students will enhance their ability to communicate effectively in interpersonal, intercultural, and small-group contexts. The Communication Studies curriculum prepares students to become highly effective communicators and versatile professionals.

By earning a Communication Studies Associate degree at LBCC, you will:

  • Develop practical oral and written communication skills.
  • Apply leadership and critical thinking to real world challenges. 
  • Engage in professional, experiential learning opportunities.
  • Improve your marketing and hiring prospects.

Communications Studies Brochure


Start your career in the following areas:

  • Public Relations Specialists
  • Editors and Copy Writers
  • Advertising and Promotions Managers
  • Agents and Business Managers
  • Program Directors
  • Reporters and Correspondents

Degrees & Certificates

Communications Studies (AA-T) Curriculum Guide
Communications Studies (AA) Curriculum Guide

Explore the degrees and certificates offered by the Communication Studies program.

Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T), Communication Studies 

Communication is a diverse field of academic and experiential study that is intertwined with all of human life. The field of study deals with both language and thought thus identifying it as central to human existence. Students investigate intrapersonal and interpersonal manifestations such as verbal and nonverbal modes of communication to assist in understanding how culture, demographics, gender, and countless other variables affect the encoding and decoding of sending and receiving messages. The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer Degree offers a variety of communication courses designed to expand student’s inquisitive nature that leads to observation and resulting in new theories to be explored. Students who complete this degree will receive priority admission with junior status into the CSU system. 

  • Develop and apply critical thinking and persuasive strategies. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic communication theory. 
  • Formulate and implement effective oral presentations. 

Associate in Arts (AA), Communications Studies 

Students are provided with a general education in the principles, concepts, and methodologies of interpersonal/intercultural/group/leadership communication and informative/persuasive/argumentative/interpretive speaking. 

  • Develop and apply critical thinking and persuasive communication strategies. 
  • Formulate and implement effective oral presentations.