Interdisciplinary Studies: Communication Option, Associate in Arts
The Communication option is designed for the student planning to transfer to a four-year college or university with the goal of obtaining a Baccalaureate degree. With careful planning the student will be able to complete lower division transfer preparation while concurrently completing the Associate in Arts degree. Careful course selection is essential for successful transfer in a timely fashion without completing unnecessary coursework.
Students planning to transfer to a California State University (CSU) in Communication should explore completing the AS-T degree designed specifically for transfer to the CSU. An AS-T degree provides the highest priority admission and other benefits for students who successfully complete them. See the college catalog or a counselor for additional information regarding AA-T/AS-T Degrees for transfer to the CSU.
Students are encouraged to see a counselor for assistance in developing an educational plan that will identify the lower division major preparation and general education coursework that corresponds to the intended major and transfer institution. Students should consult www.ASSIST.org for current course articulation in their major. Please refer to the "Essential Transfer Information Checklist" located in the transfer section of the current college catalog. Counseling appointments may be scheduled online by selecting "Counseling" under "Student Resources" on the Delta College homepage, or by calling the Guidance and Counseling Office at (209) 954-5650. Failure to consult with a counselor may unnecessarily delay progress toward transfer.
Communication courses emphasize the relationship of language to logic. Courses in this option focus on how humans produce and process messages and how messages are received and influence others thoughts, attitudes and behaviors. Transfer majors appropriate for this option include but are not limited to: Communication, Communication Studies, Organizational Communication and Media Studies.
Minimum Units Required: 60
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
*Completion of the San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education Pattern may be appropriate for the student who is:
General Education requirements vary widely from institution to institution. It is highly recommended that students see a counselor or consult the selected baccalaureate transfer campus catalog for appropriate GE course selection.
Courses Within the Area of Emphasis
Complete a minimum of 18 units within the area of emphasis with a "C" or better in each course.
Complete 60 transferable units, to include general education, area of emphasis, and electives as needed with a minimum overall grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.0. Please note that successful transfer to UC, CSU and many Independent Colleges and Universities or in majors that are impacted will require a higher G.P.A. See your counselor, the transfer campus catalog or www.ASSIST.org for current transfer and G.P.A. requirements.