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Application Deadline: January 15, 2019

Communications Studies
  • Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS)

A degree in Communications Studies prepares students to pursue careers in public relations, media, business, social services and other fields. This program satisfies the lower-division general education courses required for a bachelor’s degree at many four-year institutions, including the University of Montana – Missoula.

Communications is a field that studies the process of human communication and how it can be used to benefit every professional and personal interaction.

FVCC’s Communications Studies program combines theory, tools and techniques for analyzing, managing and improving communication.


  • Graduates of this program may seek entry-level positions working in a variety of industries, including public relations, media, business and social services.
  • FVCC’s A.S. degree in Communications Studies transfers to the University of Montana – Missoula, where students can enroll with junior status. UM”s Department of Communication Studies focuses on three broad areas: interpersonal interaction with human relationships, organizational communication, and rhetoric and public discourse.

Attributes of Success Communications Professionals

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate to other people
  • Good writing skills
  • Comfortable speaking in front of groups of all sizes
  • Detail-oriented and precise
  • Enjoy researching information
  • Ability to produce quality work on tight deadlines

Student Support Center Advisor

Amber Paulson

LRC 129

(406) 756-3882

Faculty Advisor

Joe Legate

AT 255

(406) 756-3906


For general information, contact the Admissions Office: (406) 756-3847.