Program Outcomes

  • Compose verbal presentations with structured outlines, resources, and visual aids in public speaking and business.
  • Analysis , reasoning , organization, evidence, and refutation through argumentation and debate.
  • Use of physical and verbal techniques to enhance messages.

Critical Thinking Skills: Creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of information, using technology as appropriate.

Communication Skills: Effective development, interpretation, and expression of ideas through written, oral, and visual communication.

Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Manipulation and analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.

Teamwork: Ability to be flexible and to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others, taking the initiative when appropriate, to support a shared purpose or goal.

Social Responsibility: Intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.

Personal Responsibility: A strong work ethic and the ability to connect choices, actions, and consequences to ethical decision decision-making.

Career Information

An Associate of Arts in Communication degree opens opportunities in Advertising, Campaign Manager, Speech Writer, Editorial Assistant, Critic, Lobbyist , Entertainment Agent, Retail Sales and Management, Education, Copywriter, Commentator, Consumer Advocate.


Recommended Program of Study
Course Title SCH
First Semester
ENGL 1301 English Composition I  
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics  
HIST 1301 United States History I  
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking  
EDUC 1100 Learning Framework  
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 English Composition II  
BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications  
HIST 1302 United States History II  
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication  
DRAM 1310 Theater Appreciation  
Third Semester
GOVT 2305 Federal Government  
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Comm.  
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods  
BIOL 1308 Biology I ( Lec)  
BIOL 1108 Biology I (Lab)  
PSYC 2301 General Psychology  
Fourth Semester
GOVT 2306 Texas Government  
DRAM 2336 Voice for Theater  
BIOL 1309 Biology II ( LecLec)  
BIOL 1109 Biology II (Lab)  
ENGL 2311 Technical Writing  
* Language, Philosophy, & Culture  

A student completing the LSCPA curriculum is considered Core Complete.

No more than 60 60-66 semester credit hours (SCH) from LSCPA will be applied to a Bachelor degree at Lamar University. An additional 60 SCH or more must be completed to satisfy the bachelor degree requirements.

Students will choose an emphasis: Advertising, Broadcasting, Film and Theatre, Journalism, or Speech Education





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Associate of Arts


Dr. Blas A. Canedo-Gonzalez

Chair of Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts

Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center Building, Office 144


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Academic Transfer Degree


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