• A group of students are attending class to earn an associate's degree in communication studies.
    The 60-hour Communication Studies associate degree program can be completed in less than two years, even without any prior coursework.

    Associate's Degree in Communication Studies, Associate of Arts (A.A.)

    The Associate of Arts in Communication Studies provides a solid introduction to a wide-ranging field, equipping you with an understanding of communication theory and application. With an associate degree in Communications, you’ll gain a proficiency in a variety of areas, ranging from resolving interpersonal conflicts to understanding the role of media in our society. Plus, you’ll develop skills to create compelling messages for wherever your career takes you – business, journalism, politics, or non-profit work.

    At CCU, every communication skills training class will also integrate biblical principles into your learning, so you see how the Bible applies to the First Amendment or cross-cultural communication. With such a solid base, you’ll be prepared for the next step in your career – or continuing studies with a bachelor's degree in Communications.

    Degree Quick Facts

    • 60 credit hours (18 in major, 36 in general education, 6 in electives)
    • Take advantage of CCU's generous transfer credit policies to accelerate your degree!
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
    • May be completed in less than two years, even with no prior coursework
    Class Format:

    Classes are typically completed in 5-week blocks.


    See Tuition and Fees for details.

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  • Complete your associate's degree in communications in two years...or less!

    The 60-hour associates degree in Communication Studies can be completed in less than two years, even without any prior coursework. You can, however, complete your degree faster if you already have college, military, or technical credits. Find out how many transfer credits you may be able to receive!

    The Communications associate degree opens up doors to a wide variety of career fields – from government and politics, to business and marketing, to media and journalism. With such a range, you’ll find yourself equipped for life – for entering into your chosen field or changing careers down the road.

    Additionally, the associates degree in Communications integrates directly into a bachelor’s degree – all 60 hours of the associate major can be transferred over. So, if you decide to continue your schooling to gain a promotion or advance your career, you’re already halfway there.

    Flexible options and benefits for adult learners

    • The associate's degree in Communication Studies program is specially designed for adult students who are busy with work and family commitments.
    • Classes are available both online and at our College of Adult and Graduate Studies Regional Centers.
    • Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking.
    • Students have direct access to professors who are also professionals in the field.
    • Students take one class at a time with classroom-based courses meeting one night a week for five weeks.

    Contact an Enrollment Counselor at the College of Adult and Graduate Studies Center nearest you if you have questions or would like to talk to someone about admission to Colorado Christian University.

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