Rowan College at Gloucester County

Arts & Sciences – Communications Option (A.A.)


The Arts & Sciences — Communications option provides the general education foundation necessary for students who plan to transfer into a communications field of study towards a baccalaureate degree. Using available elective credits, students will focus on communications as a specific field of study.

Program Goals

Program graduates will demonstrate the ability and skill to:

  • Communicate effectively in writing and orally

  • Demonstrate an understanding of various scientific, artistic, social and historic ideas and perspectives

  • Analyze information and use critical thinking to make decisions and solve problems

  • Demonstrate a basic proficiency in creative writing, journalism or media


Rowan College welcomes students seeking a post-secondary education. Admission to this program is open to high school graduates, High School Equivalency (HSE) recipients or others who can benefit from the instruction offered. High school students may be considered for early admission or the High School Option program. Applications are accepted from residents of other New Jersey counties and other states and countries.

Program Classes

Students may download the Program Requirements​ to view a semester-by-semester breakdown of the required classes and electives for this program.

They may view the RCGC Catalog for class descriptions.

The Class Schedule Listing shows the availability of classes for each semester.

Program Advisor
Current students please visit to schedule an appointment with your academic advisor. Future students please visit to learn more about how to get started.
NOTE: Students involved with other groups (Educational Opportunity Fund, Student Athlete, etc.) report to that advisor.

Download Program Requirements


Transfer Opportunities

Through the College’s new premier partnership with Rowan University and other college partnership programs, students are admitted concurrently to Rowan College and one of its partnering universities —​ immediately beginning their studies toward an advanced degree. 

In addition, the College also maintains 75 program articulation agreements with four-year institutions. After successfully completing an associate degree, students have the option to transfer to the university or college of their choice.

Some students in this program have transferred to the following four-year universities:

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University

  • Rowan University

  • Wilmington University

Students may visit the CAP Center to discuss transfer options.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete an advanced degree will qualify for employment as:

  • Editors

  • Public relations managers

  • Reporters and broadcast correspondents

  • Technical writers

U.S. News & World Report rates artistic careers​ in U.S. News' 100 Best Jobs.

Students may visit the CAP Center to discuss career options.

The content and requirements of the program requirements may be altered at any time at the discretion of the College. The program requirements were checked for accuracy at the time of publishing but should not be considered a contract between the College and the student.