Communication Studies, Associate in Arts for Transfer
This program is designed for students planning to transfer to a California State University (CSU) with a major in Communication Studies. Communication is fundamental in everyday life. Because effective communication is the basis for successful human interaction, the ability to develop good communication skills is a desirable and obtainable goal. Effective communication skills are empowering. Competent communicators tend to be more successful in social and business realms. Their communication skills can help to strengthen relationships, contribute to their communities, and gain greater self-confidence. Additionally, employers report that they consistently rank communication competence above technical knowledge when hiring and promoting employees. According to business leaders from every industry, successful employees possess the ability to express their ideas to others with confidence and clarity.
In addition to relational and business benefits, effective communication skills are linked to critical thinking and ethical speech. Communication Studies courses help students develop communication skills that they will use throughout their lives in a wide range of settings and for a variety of purposes. All of the values, related to successful communication, are reflected in the college mission statement.
Program Learning Outcomes
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.
Major Requirements - Core
Complete 3 units
Major Requirements - Restricted Electives
Area A - Complete 6 units selected from:
Area B - Complete 6 units selected from:
Area C - Complete 3 units selected from:
Minimum Major Units Required: 18
Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.
Minimum Degree Units Required: 60