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​​Why Communication Studies?

The Department of Communication Studies at Santa Ana College delivers a high-quality program designed to prepare students to communicate effectively in both personal and professional settings.  Accomplished communicators experience increased academic, social, and professional success. Additionally, effective communication can lead to more satisfying and healthier personal and professional relationships.

The faculty of the Department of Communication Studies combines outstanding teaching skills, enthusiasm, and expertise to meet the needs of SAC’s diverse student population.  The courses are innovative, dynamic, thought-provoking, and relevant to all areas of a student's life.  Courses are offered in traditional formats as well as online. 

There are many areas to specialize in within the Communication Studies discipline.  Once you complete you're A.A. or A.A.-T. in Communication Studies, you can go on to specialize in a specific area of communication, which include:

  • Communication Education
  • Electronic and Digital Media
  • Health Communication
  • International and Intercultural Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Legal Communication
  • Mass Communication and Media Literacy
  • Mediation and Dispute Resolution
  • Organizational Communication
  • Performance Studies
  • Political Communication
  • Public Address
  • Public Relations
  • Rhetorical Criticism
  • Small Group Communication
  • Visual Communication​