Communication Studies

Program Description:  The Associate of Arts degree in Communication Studies is intended to match, within the constraints of the Core Curriculum, the course of study for the first two years of a typical communication studies program at a four-year college or university. It also provides the flexibility for students desiring only an associate degree to specialize the program to individual interests.

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track progress toward milestones and completion of the degree program. The map provides students a suggested course sequence to timely program completion.

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER PROGRAM PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Semester 1 CR Advising Notes
SPCH 1315 3
ENGL 1301 3
SPCH 1318 3
Life and Physical Sciences 4 Select from the Life and Physical Sciences section of the Core Curriculum Course List. The science courses should include at least two in one discipline, with at least 8 hours of science. Many transfer universities require 8 hours of sequential science from the same discipline, for example General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II. Students should talk with an advisor to determine the best course depending on transfer plan and degree goals.
HIST 1301 3
16 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 2
MATH 1324 3
ENGL 1302 3
SPCH 1311 3
Life and Physical Sciences 4 Select from the Life and Physical Sciences section of the Core Curriculum Course List. The science courses should include at least two in one discipline, with at least 8 hours of science. Many transfer universities require 8 hours of sequential science from the same discipline, for example General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II. Students should talk with an advisor to determine the best course depending on transfer plan and degree goals.
HIST 1302 3
16 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 3
SPCH 2335 3
General Academic Elective 3 Any course equal to 3 credit hours that is not taken as a core curriculum or Area of Concentration (SPCH) course
PSYC 2301 or SOCI 1306 3
ARTS 1303 3
GOVT 2305 3
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 4
ENGL 2332 3
General Academic Elective 3 Any course equal to 3 credit hours that is not taken as a core curriculum or Area of Concentration (SPCH) course
PHED 1164 1
SPCH 1321 3
GOVT 2306 3
13 Program Semester Hours
Total Program Hours 60

AttentionStudents must visit with an advisor when they have completed 30 hours toward the degree plan (typically the end of the second semester).

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