Program Overview

It is estimated that 75% of a person's day is spent communicating in some way. As a college student, 69% of your communication time is spent on speaking and listening. You spend 17% of your communication time on reading and 14% writing. There are many career paths that a person with a Communication degree can choose. Some careers may take additional schooling.

University Transfer

  • Students planning to transfer to a 4-year College or University should complete a(n) AA degree at GCC.
  • Students planning to transfer to ASU may refer to the appropriate Maricopa-ASU Partnership Program (MAPP) below for guidance in selecting courses towards their AA degree.
  • Students planning to transfer to NAU to complete a B.S. Speech Communication degree should consult the NAU Degree Details for guidance in selecting courses towards an AA degree. Students may receive their bachelors degree without ever leaving GCC's campus. The Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Communication is a joint offering between GCC and Northern Arizona University.

Please see an advisor for more information.

General Program Information

Communication relates to all the ways we communicate, both verbal and nonverbal messages. Communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media.

For more information please visit the Communication & World Languages department page.