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Communication, A.A.

Prepare to excel in the ever-changing communications field.

Communications is a vast discipline with limitless possibilities, and professionals who have skills in both written and oral communicationsalong with business and technical expertiseare in high demand.

Immaculata’s powerful, career-focused communications programs provide useful tools and insights for real-world application. 

At A Glance

Program: Associate of Arts
Audience: Undergraduate adult learners
Format: Various formats including face-to-face and online
Next Start Date: January 16, 2024
Cost: $250 per credit
Time to Completion Approximately two years

"Immaculata's career-focused curriculum and caring professors provided me with a well-rounded foundation, which encouraged my entrepreneurial spirit."

Patricia Mae Maristch
Founder and Owner of Piqued PR

Opportunities and Outcomes

Career Outlook

Graduates of Immaculata’s communication program are in high demand for professional positions in broadcast and print journalism, digital and social media, advertising and marketing, media and public relations, creative writing, technical writing, theatrical art, and more. What’s more, earning a communication degree from Immaculata develops lifelong skills that facilitate effective collaboration, leadership, and information sharing within all types of professional settings.

Graduates with an associate degree can pursue positions including:

  • advertising agent, $54,904
  • freelance writer, $43,875
  • communications specialist, $55,535
  • broadcast technician, $51,280
  • proofreader, $43,282
  • administrative assistant
  • and more

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the median annual salary for broadcast technicians is $51,280, which is more than the national median earnings of workers across all industries ($45,760). In addition to vast career options, communication occupations are projected to grow 6% from 2021 to 2031, with vacancies available due to growth and attrition.

Program Highlights

Program Delivery

All courses in the program are offered in various formats, including face-to-face and online.

Program Structure

The Associate of Arts in Communication degree requires 63 credits that can be finished in as few as two years. Classes are held during the day and evening.

Program Cost

Tuition per credit is $250.
Various types of financing options are available to assist students. For further information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 484-323-3028, or email finaid@immaculata.edu.

Degree Options

Students in the associate degree program can transition seamlessly into Immaculata’s Bachelor of Arts in Communication.

Course Overview


Major Courses – 18 credits

  • Communications Electives – 9 credits
  • Communication Theory
  • 100-Level Literature Course
  • 200-Level Literature Course

Liberal Arts Core – 27 credits

  • Composition (English/Writing) 6 credits
  • Natural & Physical World/Quantitative Reasoning (Lab Science/Math) 3 credits
  • Community 9 credits
  • Pursuit of Faith (Religion, Theology) 6 credits
  • Pursuit of Wisdom (Philosophy) 3 credits

ELECTIVES – 18 credits

TOTAL – 63 credits

Admissions Requirements

You can apply to Immaculata’s adult professional programs in four simple steps. If you have questions, please contact us via admiss@immaculata.edu or by phone at 484-323-3060.

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For Tim Schaffer, an associate degree from Immaculata led to supervisory roles at his company.

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