Sharpen your abilities to serve any organization, from a nonprofit company to a corporate business. The Associate of Science in Communication develops your skills in:
The Associate of Science in Communication requires 18 hours specific to the degree, in addition to General Education courses.
Principles and practice of effective oral communication. This course focuses on researching, composing, and delivering formal and informal presentations. Topics include ethics and public speaking, listening, research, analyzing and adapting to audiences, message construction, outlining, delivery of messages, effective use of visual aids, and critically evaluating public address. The course emphasizes informative and persuasive speaking. Designed for students who seek to improve speaking and critical thinking skills.
Introduction to the fundamental questions, methods and theories that define the communication discipline and communication professions. Students also will survey approaches to the study of interpersonal relationships, organizational dynamics, public discourse, mass media and cultural criticism as well as the history and development of the communication field. This introduction will help students make informed decisions about the focus and trajectory of their study and career.
Provides a writing foundation for multiple disciplines, including print journalism, broadcasting, web and public relations. Students will learn about compiling information effectively for audiences and presenting content through social media.
This course will highlight the changes taking place in the world of integrated marketing communications – the process of communicating to promote products, services, and ideas. No longer is it just print or broadcast images connecting with audiences; skilled marketers must understand the importance of social media and the power of the audience. COMM 231 will introduce you to the communication tools, techniques, and media that practitioners use to design strategies to connect with audiences.
Introduction to ethics in communication studies. Students examine conceptual perspectives for understanding and evaluating communication ethics in interpersonal relationships, small groups, organizations and intercultural contexts. This course is designed to stimulate the moral imagination, reveal ethical issues inherent in communication and provide resources for making and defending choices on ethical grounds.
This course familiarizes students with the foundations skills of graphic design from sketch through comprehensive design. It introduces vocabulary, research, typography, design process, and exploration of design elements and principles through visual design problem solving. Students will develop presentation skill and familiarity of professional tools and techniques. This course will introduce the student to industry standard software applications and critical analysis of design work through written and verbal presentations. Studio fee required.
A Bachelor of Science in Communication is also available.
Jobs in the advertising and marketing field are projected to grow 6.3% by the year 2028 nationally. The median annual wage is $126,250. The median wage for marketing managers in Missouri specifically is $128,810.
You can earn your Bachelor of Science in Communication through Drury GO to increase your professional opportunities. An Associate of Science in Communication gives you the solid foundation to pursue jobs in fields like: