Steps to completion

  1. While completing your courses for the Communication Studies AA-T degree meet with a Communication Studies full-time faculty member to discuss course options. Begin this process as early as possible to ensure that you meet the necessary requirements.
  2. After completing all of the requirements listed in the table above, visit the Transfer Planning page for specific instructions on applying for the A.A.-T. degree. 

Degree Requirements

Things to keep in mind:

  1. You must complete all courses with a grade of "C" or higher
  2. You may also complete courses with a grade of "Pass" if the class is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis, as long as the "Pass" is equal to a "C" or greater.
  3. Courses marked with (H) may be offered as an Honors course.
  4. Students under the minimum units for the major will need to complete six courses instead of five from section II.

I: Complete ONE (1) course from the following

Course Number Course Title Units
COMM 1 (H) Public Speaking 5 units
COMM 10 (H) Fundamentals of Oral Communication 5 units

II: Complete FIVE (5) courses from the following

Course Number Course Title Units
JOUR 2 Mass Communication and Its Impact on Society 4 units
COMM 7 (H) Intercultural Communication 4 units
COMM 8 (H) Argumentation and Critical Inquiry in Oral Communication 5 units
COMM 15 (H) Critical Decision Making in Groups 5 units
COMM 16 (H) Interpersonal Communication 5 units
COMM 70 (H) Effective Organizational Communication 5 units

Total units required for completion of degree 

Unit Type Unit Description Units
Major Communication Studies for Transfer 28-29 units
Transfer GE CSU GE or IGETC for CSU Pattern 47-61 units
Electives CSU-transferrable elective courses required when the major units plus transfer GE units total is less than 90  
Total   90 units

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information above, requirements do sometimes change. We recommend consulting course catalogs, the schedule of classes, and the Degree and Certificate Programs page.

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