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Gain communications experience through practice and collaboration
Associate of Arts with a concentration in Communication
Explore the world of communications through the pursuit of an Associate of Arts with a concentration in Communication* degree from University of Phoenix. This is a great way to start your journey into the field of communications, including journalism and broadcasting. In addition to building a solid foundation by studying the growth and convergence of telecommunications technologies, the role of media in a democratic society, and standards of social responsibility within the culture of journalism, you’ll develop sought-after critical-thinking skills as well as invaluable leadership abilities. All of our courses are updated regularly to ensure real-world relevance and are taught by leaders in the field of communications.
*Maryland residents completing this program will earn an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Communications.
What you'll learn
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The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.
Make your work experience count
University of Phoenix allows you to apply relevant learning, work and life experiences to college credits through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Speak with an advisor to find out if you can fulfill some elective, interdisciplinary and/or general education courses by going through the PLA process.
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
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An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.
How can I use my Military benefits?
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
Montgomery GI Bill
Post 9/11 GI Bill
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
Active Duty Spouse Benefits
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
Benefits of this degree program
You’ll learn from instructors who have multiple years of experience in the field of communications. Many of them still work in the field and can help bridge the gap between theory and real-life practice.
Transition to a bachelor’s degree
Earning an associate’s degree at University of Phoenix allows you to transition into a University of Phoenix bachelor’s degree program seamlessly.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
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World class faculty provide a view into the working world
Because our faculty members are required to work in the fields they teach, in addition to holding a master’s degree or higher, they provide you with a view into how humanities fits into the working world.
Courses that align with today
The College of Humanities and Sciences curricula are developed to reflect industry standards, as they apply to academic and workforce requirements.