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Communication Studies and Communication Studies Transfer Pathway
Communication – it is the art of effectively expressing yourself and correctly understanding others. A great idea gains supportive life when its communicator presents it in an organized, interesting, concise, and thoughtful way. Improve both your public and personal life by becoming a purposeful communicator. Ridgewater can make it happen!
Now offering Communication Studies Pathway! If you complete a Transfer Pathway degree program at Ridgewater College and are admitted to any of the 7 Minnesota State universities, you will be guaranteed junior status and given assurance that all 60 college credits will count toward the related bachelor’s degree.
Program Requirements and Job Outlook
- Hutchinson and Willmar campuses
Knowledge you can gain
- Interpersonal communication
- Public speaking
- Small group dynamics
- Intercultural sensitivity through study abroad
- Organizational communication
- Computer communication methodologies
- Gender communication
Effective communication requires good listening, speaking, writing, written interpretation, and body language. We can help you with all of those! With one of the largest, two-year college communication studies curricula, Ridgewater offers a Communication Studies certificate that can give you an employability edge or get you a step ahead when you transfer for a more advanced degree.
Attributes that help students thrive
- Broad class variety
- Practical application, i.e. career research and speeches
- Small class sizes for personal attention
- Connected faculty with universities to ensure transferability
- Engaging class interaction
Become a better communicator to build confidence, improve work skills, strengthen relationships, or prepare for your next educational goal. A Communication Studies certificate is a great foundation for a similar degree, which is a common bachelor’s focus for graduate degree seekers in such areas as law, political science, or social work. Hundreds of students complete their first two years of virtually any four-year degree at Ridgewater where tuition is very affordable before transferring to their preferred university.