Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree
The Speech Communication program at UCC prepares you for a variety of careers and transfers into four-year degree programs at major universities.
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A degree in Speech Communication will prepare you for a wide variety of careers, depending on your focus. Argument and persuasion can prepare you for a career in government, politics or law. Interpersonal communication can prepare you for a career in social services, counseling, psychology or facilitating conversations between diverse groups. Other focuses include inter-cultural communication, organizational communication, information analysis, customer service, and speech writing.
Oregon universities vary greatly in transfer requirements for Communication Studies and Journalism programs.
Students must consult the UCC Advising and Career Center, their adviser and their transfer school as early as possible. Most Bachelor of Arts degrees require a second year of world languages; Bachelor of Science degrees require additional math.
- SP 111, Fundamentals of Public Speaking
- SP 219, Small Group Discussion
- SP 112, Persuasive Speech
- SP 105, Listening
- SP 218, Interpersonal Communication
- J 211, Intro to Mass Communication
- World Language
- Social Science
Speech Communication Certificate at UCC
High School Students
Get a head start by becoming a dual credit student. Dual credit students attend UCC and high school at the same time! You can complete high school requirements, work on college prerequisites and earn credits towards a degree or certificate all at the same time.
First Generation College Students
Will you be the first in your family to go to college? Take advantage of the Transfer Opportunity Program (TOP). It's FREE. The TOP program provides the extra help you will need to be successful at UCC so you can transfer smoothly to university studies.
Residents of WA, ID, NV, and CA
If you are from Washington, Idaho, Nevada, or California, you pay Oregon resident tuition rates. That's a big discount! You might also be interested in what life is like around UCC. Find out.
Money for College
Get access to millions of dollars that are available to students - not just loans. There are scholarships, grants and work study opportunities too! Every student can use money for college. It can help you to be more successful. Plus, it can lower your debt load when you finish college. Some students actually leave college debt-free! Here are some important sources of money for college. Don't let these opportunities for financial aid pass you by. Act now! Decide. Commit. Succeed.
- Pell Grants part of FAFSA (for undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need.)
- Federal Work Study part of FAFSA (Work on Campus. Get experience in the workforce.)
- Scholarships, OSAC, FAFSA, and more (Sources of money for college.)
- UCC Scholars (Tuition waiver for high school seniors with high GPAs.)
At UCC, you can earn a TWO-YEAR TRANSFER DEGREE for less than you'll pay for one year at a state university. Plus, UCC offers:
• Seamless, direct transfer degrees
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• In-person, online, and hybrid classes
Prospective students should contact an Enrollment Advisor to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
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