Public speaking and communicating with others is kind of your thing.

You're a good communicator and you may be wondering how to use your communication skills to create a rewarding life. Strong communication skills are invaluable in business and life. At Harford, we can help you find your place in the communication field.


At Harford Community College, we offer a communication studies degree that can prepare you for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree in a communications field of your choice. If online coursework is better for your lifestyle, you can complete this entire degree online.  

Program Overview


Program Requirements:

Associate of Arts


No. of Credits:

Associate of Arts: 60



Ben Byrne







Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your communication studies.

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What kind of courses can I expect to take?

Develop a strong background in communication studies through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

Interpersonal Communication

Business Communications

Communication Theory

Non-Verbal Communication

Group Communication and Leadership

What can I do when I complete this program?

With a degree in communication studies at Harford, you can prepare for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree. If you are considering transfer to Towson University, you don't have to leave Harford County and can complete this entire degree TU Northeast (TUNE), just north of the Harford campus. 

Top Transfer Destinations

  • Towson University

  • University of Maryland

  • Stevenson University

Potential Careers

  • Marketing Coordinator

  • Public Relations Assistant

  • Editorial Assistant

  • Social Media Coordinator

  • Community Relations Coordinator

  • Communications Specialist

Use the Career Insight Tool to see what opportunities are available for you.




Who teaches this program?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

How do I get started?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for yourself and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information on our Communication Studies program, or visit our campus.