Transfer Programs

Degree: 

Associate of Arts and Sciences in General Studies with a Specialization in Communication/ Media Studies

Length: 

Four-semester (two-year) program

Purpose: 

The Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree program in General Studies with the Communication/ Media Studies specialization is designed specifically for those students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university and have an interest in either a major or minor in a communication or media studies area.

Program Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, completion of General Studies program requires competency in English and Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. Students are urged to become acquainted with the requirements of the major department in the college or university to which transfer is contemplated and also to consult with the Student Services Office of the community college in planning their program and selecting electives. Note the guaranteed admission and articulation agreements referenced in the Admissions section apply only to students who complete the Associate Degree.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.

First Year

First Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
MTH 1546
6

Mathematics Electives:  MTH 155, MTH 161, MTH 162, MTH 265, MTH 266, MTH 267

Quantitative Reasoning 3 0 3
BIO 1014
4

Lab Science Electives:  BIO 101, BIO 102, CHM 111, CHM 112, GOL 105, GOL 106, PHY 201, PHY 202, PHY 241, PHY 242, CHM 260  

General Biology I 3 3 4
SDV 1007
7

Orientation Electives:  SDV 100, SDV 101, SDV 104, SDV 108, SDV 110

College Success Skills 1 0 1
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 3 14

Second Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
MTH 1558
8

Mathematics Electives:  MTH 155, MTH 157, MTH 161, MTH 162, MTH 266, MTH 267 

Statistical Reasoning 3 0 3
HUM 100 Survey of the Humanities 3 0 3
BIO 1024 General Biology II 3 3 4
SOC 2001
1

Social Science Electives:   ECO 201, ECO 202, GEO 200, GEO 210, PLS 211, PLS 212, PSY 200, PSY 215, PSY 216, PSY 230, PSY 235, SOC 200, SOC 215, SOC 250   

Principles of Sociology 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 3 16
Second Year

Third Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3 0 3
HIS 1015
5

History Electives:   HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 121, HIS 122 

History of Western Civilization I 3 0 3
ENG 2412
2

Literature electives:  ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 244 

Survey of American Literature I 3 0 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3
HLT/PED3
3

Health or PED Elective:  HLT 105, HLT 106, HLT 110, HLT 116, HLT 160, PED 107, PED 109, PED 111, PED 129, PED 147, PED 183, ADJ 138  

Health Physical Education 1 0 1
CST 115*
*

Degree Requirement

**Requirements of four-year institutions may vary. Students should consult a counselor or their academic advisor to select electives that will satisfy baccalaureate major requirements. In addition, they should confirm with the college or university to which they plan to transfer that they will receive credit at the four-year institution.

Small Group Communication 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 0 16

Fourth Semester

Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ENG 2422 Survey of American Literature II 3 0 3
HUM 260* Survey of Twentieth-Century Culture 3 0 3
PSY 2151 Abnormal Psychology 3
CST 126* Interpersonal Communication 3 0 3
HIS 1025 History of Western Civilization II 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 9 0 15
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