“There are a lot of opportunities and options at Black Hawk College. You can also make new friends from all over the country and the world.”

Jami Hessell
Associate in Arts student

Communication, ESL, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Philosophy and Speech

Begin your bachelor’s degree at black hawk college

The Communication, ESL, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Philosophy and Speech Department offers a variety of courses that will satisfy general education or elective requirements at four-year institutions.

Areas of Focus for transfer students
Students taking courses in this department may transfer into many different majors to complete a bachelor’s degree. Here are a few sample transfer plans:

Philosophy (PDF)
Communication (Speech) (PDF)

Where do you want to transfer?
If you already have a transfer school in mind, your advisor will customize your transfer plan. BHC also has many transfer guides and agreements already established with four-year institutions in a variety of majors.
Transfer Guides and Agreements »


Department HIGHLIGHTS

Valuable Skills
Department faculty work closely with students to help them strengthen their abilities to communicate clearly in writing and speaking, to think logically, to read critically, to respond intelligently, and to expand their understanding of foreign cultures and languages.
Career Options
Because of the range of skills developed in this department, BHC alumni go on to careers in many fields, such as teaching, writing, law, business, libraries and museums, though many choose to gain a more specialized graduate-level degree.
Academic ESL Program
We welcome international and ESL, EFL, and ELL students from around the world in our Academic ESL Program.

Student Clubs
Faculty serve as advisors for a variety of clubs, which offer students opportunities for field trip and campus events.

  • ESL Mentor & Mentee Program
  • Association of Latin American Students (ALAS)
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Scholarship Opportunities

  • BHC Presidential Scholarship: In-district high school seniors in the top 10% of their graduating class at the end of seven semesters are eligible for the Black Hawk College Presidential Scholars Award.
  • Other BHC scholarship opportunities.
  • Transfer scholarships are also available at many transfer institutions.

Associate Degree Information
If you plan to transfer to a four-year institution, you can earn an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree.

Program Name Code Award Credits Category Department Keywords
Program Name Code Award Credits Category Department Keywords
Associate in Science 1545 AS Degree 64 AgricultureArt, Design and Performing ArtsBusiness, Computer and Engineering TechnologyCommunication, ESL, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Philosophy and SpeechEnglish and ReadingHealth and Human ServicesMathematicsNatural Sciences & EngineeringPsychology and SociologySocial Sciences
Associate in Arts 1045 AA Degree 64 AgricultureArt, Design and Performing ArtsBusiness, Computer and Engineering TechnologyCommunication, ESL, Foreign Languages, Humanities, Philosophy and SpeechEnglish and ReadingHealth and Human ServicesMathematicsNatural Sciences & EngineeringPsychology and SociologySocial Sciences