Education & Social Sciences

Professional Communication

Earn your associate degree from MU in Professional Communications

Program Opportunities


Professional communication refers to the set of skills and practices that enhance your effectiveness and efficiencies in the workplace. This discipline is just as much about the art of listening as it is about story telling, and the nuances of verbal, written and digital communication. A two-year Associate of Arts degree in professional communication from MU can help you navigate the complexities of the professional world while ensuring that communication is a strength rather than a barrier to success.

Careers in Professional Communication

An associate degree in professional communication can provide valuable skills for those interested in pursuing careers in:

  • Public Relations
  • Corporate Communications Management
  • Content Strategy
  • Social Media Management
  • Marketing Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Event Planning
  • Technical Writing
  • Brand Management
  • Speechwriting
  • Government Public Affairs 
  • Political Communications Consultant

Why Manchester?

The major portion of the program can be completed inside of one academic school year while being coupled with a year of liberal arts education requirements. Students who pursue an associate degree from Manchester are able to:
  1. Enter their vocation with an associate degree as a foundation.
  2. Continue their education to fulfill an undergraduate or graduate degree from Manchester University.
While working toward an associate degree, full-time students can still enjoy the same benefits as those pursuing an undergraduate degree including: living on campus, attending convocations, participating in athletics, engaging in student life activities and developing the network of friendships and relationships found on a college campus.  

Courses in Professional Communication

COMM130Media Literacy
COMM210Interpersonal Communication
COMM240Professional Communication
COMM256Intercultural Communication
COMM260Introduction to Public Relations