Communication Studies AA-T

Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer

To earn this AA-T, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with an overall grade point average of at least 2.0;
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of ā€œCā€ (or ā€œPā€) or better; and
  • Certified completion of either the California State University General Education Breadth pattern (CSU GE-B) or the CSU Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (CSU IGETC)

Core Courses

Code Class Units
COM 001 Public Speaking (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
COM 001H Public Speaking - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
List A - Select two (2) courses from the following
Code Class Units
COM 004 Small Group Communication (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
COM 008 Interpersonal Communication (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
COM 020 Argumentation and Debate (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
COM 020H Argumentation and Debate - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
List B - select two (2) courses

Any from List A not used above

Code Class Units
COM 004 Small Group Communication (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
COM 008 Interpersonal Communication (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
COM 020 Argumentation and Debate (3.0 Lecture) 3.0

plus the course below to complete List B

Code Class Units
COM 012 Introduction to Intercultural Communication (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
List C - Select one (1) course from the following:
Code Class Units
ANT 003 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
ENG 001B English Composition and Literature (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
ENG 001C Clear Thinking in Writing (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
PSY 001 General Psychology (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
PSY 001H General Psychology - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
SOC 001 Introduction to Sociology (3.0 Lecture) 3.0
SOC 001H Introduction to Sociology - Honors (3.0 Lecture) 3.0

For sections with honors courses, select either the honors version or the non-honors version. 

Required Units for the Major

  Units
Required unts for the major 18.0
plus completion of general education requirements
and electives as needed to reach 60 units.
 
Total required units 60.0

 

*Several courses will double-count for the major and GE.  See catalog description for information regarding specific GE area.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  • Completing ENG 001B prior to transfer is highly recommended.
  • Completing courses prior to transfer that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement as part of the CSU GE-B or CSU IGETC is highly recommended.
  • For CSUs with similar majors, visit www.adegreewithaguarantee.com
  • C-ID approved courses from any community college can be substituted for major requirements.  See <HYPERLINK> for approved C-ID courses.  For non-C-ID approved courses, submit the Course Substitution Form. <INSERT HYPERLINK> 
  • LIB 010 and REA 054 are NOT required for this degree.
  • Completion of this degree satisfies requirements for the Certificate of Achievement in Transfer Studies.
  • Submit the AA-T/AS-T Application for Degree and Certificate of Achievement <insert hyperlink> to the Admissions and Records Office.
  • Completion of this degree waives GE requirements for subsequent degrees. 
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