Communication Studies

Program Details

U.S. News & World Report: “Communication has arguably never been more robust, with manifold ways to share information in the digital era. But communication has also perhaps never been more complicated, with a daily deluge of information to sift through, tune out, verify or debunk—all at our fingertips thanks to the megaphone of social media.

“Considering the blessings and curses of the information era, some communications experts see their field as a way to cut through the noise. A communications degree, they say, helps college students understand the world and how to navigate it. And it can also set students up for careers in a variety of fields.”

Majoring in Communication Studies at Inver Hills is a gateway to a future with limitless possibilities. Even if you aren’t earning your Transfer Pathway A.A. in Communication Studies, we offer a range courses that can help you succeed no matter what you pursue as your college major and subsequent career.

Communication Studies at Inver Hills

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Transfer Information

With this transfer pathway, you will be able to transfer with junior-year status to the following baccalaureate programs at Minnesota State universities:

Communication Studies at Inver Hills Adds Up

What you’ll accomplish as a student in our Communication Studies program:

  1. Become adept at public speaking
  2. Learn how to shine in small group settings
  3. Develop practical, real-world communication expertise
  4. Cultivate dynamic and inclusive interpersonal communication skills
  5. Put your best foot forward in a multicultural world
  6. Earn a Transfer Pathway A.A. that paves the way to your bachelor’s degree
  7. Acquire the most important of all soft skills
  8. Work directly with expert, student-focused communication studies faculty
  9. Benefit from small class sizes and collaborating with likeminded classmates
  10. Save money and continue your academic and professional careers with less student debt

According to U.S. News & World Report, national student loan debt topped $1.7 trillion in the second quarter of 2021, or roughly $740 billion more than U.S. total credit card debt.

In Minnesota, 900,000 student loan borrowers owe an average $31,250 in federal and private student debt. That debt translates into an average monthly payment topping $250. 

Tuition and fees for one year at Inver Hills costs a little less than $5,500. Compare that to $15,000 to $20,000 at a for-profit college, or $40,000 to $50,000+ at a private college or university. You can complete your first two years at Inver Hills getting a topflight, hands-on education from knowledgeable, caring and experienced faculty and then transfer to a four-year school as a junior all while saving thousands of dollars.