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Liberal Arts, Communication (AA)

Liberal Arts, Communication (AA)

Earning an Associate of Arts in Communication can lead to jobs in fields like media planning, public relations, copywriting, and social media coordination.

Program Highlights

In the Communication concentration, you will:

  • Develop competency and depth in interpreting the themes and content in introductory media courses.
  • Communicate effectively, using written, oral, and visual modes appropriate to your audience and purpose.
  • Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate diverse information, ideas, and perspectives in a contextually appropriate manner.

Overall Requirements

To graduate with an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts with a Communication concentration, you will need to:

  • Earn at least 62 credit hours
  • Complete the Gen Ed Core
  • Complete the Arrupe Mission Core
  • Complete these two communication courses:
    • ACCOM 201 Intro to Communication
    • ACCOM 205 Communication & New Media

What Can I Do With an Associate's Degree in Communication?

Communication majors are attractive job candidates in nonprofit, government and corporate sectors because of their writing abilities and media savvy. Communication is ubiquitous and many hiring managers are aware that the major sharpens versatility and resourcefulness. Earning an associate's degree in communication can lead to jobs in fields such as:

  • Technical writing
  • Media planning
  • Copywriting
  • Social media coordination
  • Public relations
  • Freelance writing
  • Media production

If you want to pursue a bachelor's degree in communication, then studying communication at Arrupe is an ideal way to prepare. When you earn your bachelor's degree, you can choose to specialize in areas like communication sciences and disorders, advertising, film, new media, filmmaking, screenwriting, or other related fields.

Learn More

Is Communication right for you? Here are some helpful tips:

  • Check out Loyola’s School of Communication website.
  • It’s also good to check out information provided by communication schools or departments at other colleges and universities.

Curriculum & Learning Outcomes

Explore the required curriculum and what learning outcomes you can expect with a degree in Liberal Arts with a Concentration in Communication (AA).

Meet the Faculty

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Jennifer Armstrong, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, Communication

I believe that learning is the responsibility and right of every individual, no matter their life circumstances.

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Shannon Gore, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor, Communication

More than anything, I like to have fun in the classroom and keep students engaged.

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While enrolled at Arrupe, you are encouraged to start connecting your interests and skills to different major and career options. Arrupe Career Services is dedicated to supporting students as they prepare for their career pursuits. There are many resources available to assist you:

  • Explore information about careers: The "What Can I Do With This Major?" tool helps you connect majors to a variety of career options and shares strategies to make you a more marketable candidate for the types of careers you want to pursue. You can access this resource within the “Career Tools” box on the Loyola Career Services website. CareerOneStop lets you explore careers and see detailed information about different occupations, including job descriptions, employment outlooks, typical salaries, education required, relevant skills, and more.
  • Browse information about college majors: Every college department has a website. Pick some majors that sound interesting, then visit their department websites. You can look at Loyola departments, or departments at other colleges and universities.
  • Explore your interests: Look for events sponsored by colleges or departments that interest you. You can also look for student organizations focused on your academic interests through LUCommunity.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Because Arrupe College is designed for students with limited financial resources, graduates leave with a high-quality Jesuit education and little to no debt. 

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