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Curry College continuing education student in class pursuing a communication degreeAdvance your career

Obtain the knowledge you need to advance in your current career, chart a new direction for yourself or pursue your particular interest in areas such as media relations, speech writing or corporate communication. Learn effective communication skills that can help you manage, lead and motivate in business settings, personal interactions and professional positions.

In classes with busy, working adults just like yourself, you'll explore the significant persuasive impact and complex role of contemporary and social media in your daily life as you acquire the academic foundation for future graduate work.

Courses begin every eight weeks

The time required to complete your degree depends on the number of courses you take each term, which you can determine according to your personal and professional responsibilities. With new courses beginning at Curry every eight weeks, your progress can be as fast or as flexible as you choose.

Make the most of your transfer credits and work experience

Curry helps you fast-track your degree completion by offering:

  • Transfer credits for courses completed at other colleges - with no time limit on transfer credits, including science courses. At least 30 credits must be completed at Curry College to earn a degree.
  • College credit for equivalent education and relevant work experience.
  • College credit for a passing score on CLEP, DANTES or Regents examinations.

No Application fee required

Curry has no application fee, and you can enroll in most continuing education courses while you're compiling the application materials. Once complete, we promptly review your materials and mail an acceptance letter to you. If you apply for financial aid, Curry's Student Financial Services Office will notify you after you are accepted about eligibility for a financial aid award.

Degree Requirements and Schedules

Core Requirements:

COM 1010 - Fundamentals of Communication
COM 1030 - Career Speech: Voice & Articulation
COM 1300 - Introduction to Mass Communication
COM 2230 - Writing for Communication
COM 2290 - Media Literacy
COM 3970 - Communication Research & Theory
COM 3902 - Communication Issues Seminar

In the following areas, students should be guided by the concentration requirements.

Oral Communication
Choose one of the following:
COM 1410 - Acting I
COM 2010 - Public Speaking
COM 2030 - Oral Interpretation
COM 2100 - Managerial Communication

Written Communication
Choose one of the following:
COM 2200 - Writing for Broadcast Media
COM 2210 - Writing for Online and Print Media
COM 2220 - Screenwriting for Film and Television
COM 2476 - Scriptwriting
COM 2800 - Publicity Techniques
COM 2900 - Multimedia Journalism

Introductory Courses
Choose one of the following:
COM 1710 - Introduction to Broadcasting
COM 2390 - Writing about Sports
COM 2400 - Dramatic Literature
COM 2492 - Introduction to Film: The History of Film
COM 2640 - Video Games: A Cultural History
COM 2790 - Principles of Public Relations
COM 2900 - Multimedia Journalism

Required Electives:

a. Any 2000 level in COM___
b. 2000/3000/4000-level in COM___
c. 3000/4000-level in COM___
d. 3000/4000-level in COM___

Corporate Communications Concentration (Optional):

The Corporate Communication concentration is designed for those who are interested in studying the internal and external communication needs of organizations. Students may enjoy careers in communication consulting, human resources, sales, management, and political campaigns.

Required Courses:
COM 2010 - Public Speaking
COM 2100 - Managerial Communication
COM 2180 - Leadership Communication
COM 2790 - Principles of Public Relations
COM 3040 - Persuasion

Choose two of the following:
COM 2112 - Conflict Management
COM 2130 - Nonverbal Communication
COM 2320 - Effective Listening
COM 3010 - Small Group Discussion
COM 3015 - Advanced Public Speaking

Curriculum requirements vary depending on the number and type of credits accepted for transfer. Transfer credits are not needed to enter the program. An advisor will help you develop a personalized education plan.

Curriculum is subject to change. Unless otherwise noted, all courses are 3 credits.

Part-time or Full-time - you choose the pace that's right for you

The Division of Continuing and Graduate Studies classes meet just once a week for 8 or 15 weeks.  Our evening and weekend schedule, coupled with our in-class, online, and blended learning formats, provide you the opportunity to pursue your education while managing life's responsibilities.

Carrying a part-time schedule, you can complete up to 6 courses a year by attending classes 1 evening or Saturday per week.

Attend full-time by carrying a part-time course load.  How?  By enrolling in 2 courses every 8 weeks, you will complete a full-time course load on a part-time basis.  You may also consider taking a combination of our 8-week and 15-week classes.


Course Schedules and Registration Information

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Tuition Assistance Award

Finishing your degree is more affordable than ever. Continuing Education students can take 9 or more credits per semester and reduce your per-credit cost to just $375/credit. Talk to your Advisor for complete Tuition Assistance Award details. Award eligibility and availability of courses is not guaranteed. 

Take the next step

We're excited you're considering one of our outstanding Curry College continuing education programs and look forward to helping you reach your career goals.