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 Contact Information
Chairperson: Annie Hogan
Dept. Assistant: Amanda Lyons
Phone: 732.906.2589
Fax: 732.906.4261
Email: AHogan@middlesexcc.edu
Location: College Center, Rm 341
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 Contact Information
Chairperson: Annie Hogan
Dept. Assistant: Amanda Lyons
Phone: 732.906.2589
Fax: 732.906.4261
Email: AHogan@middlesexcc.edu
Location: College Center, Rm 341

Liberal Arts - Communication A.A. Degree

This program provides graduates a foundation for lifelong intellectual development and a fulfilling life. It also develops a powerful knowledge base and set of critical thinking skills they will use over the course of their professional careers. Potential careers include:

  • Poet, Lyricist, and Writer
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Producer
  • Copy Writer
  • Radio and Television Announcer
  • Reporter and Correspondent
  • News Analyst
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SEMESTER I
3

Choose one 3-credit Mathematics course designated in the course descriptions as General Education MST (GE MST).

3

Select one of the following History sequences:

HIS-121 and HIS-122 OR HIS-131 and HIS-132 OR HIS-221 and HIS-222

SEMESTER 2
3

Select one of the following History sequences:

HIS-121 and HIS-122 OR HIS-131 and HIS-132 OR HIS-221 and HIS-222

OR

3

Choose one 3-credit GE Lab Science course designated in the course descriptions as General Education MST (GE MST).  Students may elect to take a 4-credit GE Lab Science Elective in consultation with an academic advisor.

SEMESTER 3

OR

3

With permission of the department chair, COM-208 or COM-210 may be replaced with a course relevant to the student’s special focus in the communication field which will assist the student in transferring to a four-year college or university in Communication.

3

Choose two modern language courses in sequence from either: CHN, FRE, GER, HIN, ITA or SPA. For students who completed at least two years of high school study in one modern language, their level of language will be determined by a placement test (excluding SPA-242).

3

Choose courses designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

3

Choose one 3-credit Mathematics or Science course designated in the course descriptions as General Education MST (GE MST).  Students may elect to take a 4-credit GE Mathematics or Science Elective in consultation with an academic advisor.

SEMESTER 4

OR

3

With permission of the department chair, COM-208 or COM-210 may be replaced with a course relevant to the student’s special focus in the communication field which will assist the student in transferring to a four-year college or university in Communication.

3

Choose two modern language courses in sequence from either: CHN, FRE, GER, HIN, ITA or SPA. For students who completed at least two years of high school study in one modern language, their level of language will be determined by a placement test (excluding SPA-242).

3

Choose courses designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

3

Choose courses designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE HUM).

Contact Information

Contact Name: Annie Hogan, department chair
Contact Phone: 732.906.2589
Contact Email:  ahogan@middlesexcc.edu
Department Web:https://www.middlesexcc.edu/vpma/

Frequently Asked Questions

Why study the Liberal Arts?

A Liberal Arts education is a broad-based program of study that exposes students to the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology.  The study of the Liberal Arts empowers students for success in transfer and a career in the diverse, ever-changing 21st century workplace.  A Liberal Arts education equips students with invaluable employability skills including the ability to analyze and construct arguments, think critically, communicate effectively, and appreciate diverse cultures and perspectives.  The cross-cultural knowledge, problem solving, and research and information literacy skills prepare students for civic engagement, life-long learning, and professional success. 

Are there any requirements that must be satisfied before taking courses in the major?

Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Competency in Algebra I may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completion of the appropriate course. Students must also have a grade of “C” or better in one year of high school laboratory science.

How long will it take to complete this degree?

Once students complete required developmental coursework (if any), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. Students may shorten the amount of degree completion time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.

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Transfer Information

Our students transfer to 4-year colleges and universities around the globe. We’ve had students transfer to every state, including Alaska and Hawaii.

The Statewide Transfer Agreement for New Jersey ensures that students who earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at a community college will have those credits fully transferable to a New Jersey public four-year institution, will have completed half of the credits required for a basic four-year degree and will have completed all lower division general education requirements. In addition, articulation agreements are being worked out with institutions granting baccalaureate degrees to facilitate the transfer process. Students should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.

Are you interested in transferring to a school in New Jersey? You can use the tools at NJTransfer.org to see which of your MCC courses will transfer to a specific college.