Associate of Arts in Communication
American Public University System

Program Details

The interpersonal and group communication skills learned in this associate’s online Communication degree can be applied to almost any profession. Students will study public speaking techniques and how to develop compelling presentations.

Classes discuss the history, models, theories, and concepts of mass communication, as well as practical methods of preparing and delivering presentations appropriate to the audience. Graduates will be well suited for careers in journalism, marketing and public relations, business management, public policy, and corporate training. 

Required classes for this major cover topics such as:

  • Public speaking
  • Small group communication
  • Intercultural communication
  • Mass communication
  • Ethics in communication


  • Requires a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission