Wytheville Community College

Program pending SACSCOC approval

Transfer Programs
Degree
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 on page 15 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
Elective7
7

Courses may be chosen from any of the Math transfer courses.

 

Transfer Math 3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Elective5
5

Suggested courses:  BIO 101, 102 or CHM 111, 112.  Courses may be selected from Science General Electives in WCC catalog. Check with WCC advisor or transfer institution advisor.

Lab Science 3 1 4
Elective1
1

Courses may be chosen from the Social Science Electives in WCC catalog. Check with WCC advisor or transfer institution advisor. SOC 200 and PSY 200 are recommended for two.

Social Science 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 1 14
Second Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
ENG 1122
2

Communication/Media Studies students will be required to complete a minimum of one Journalistic assignment.

College Composition II 3 0 3
Elective7 Transfer Math 3 0 3
Elective5 Lab Science 3 1 4
Elective1 Social Science 3 0 3
HUM 260 Survey of Twentieth-Century Culture 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 1 16
Second Year
Third Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
Elective3
3

Six credits of transfer Literature electives are required and can be chosen from ENG 241, 242, 243, 244.

Literature 3 0 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3
CST 100*
*

Program 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.

 ***Program will be offered pending SACSCOC approval

Principles of Public Speaking 3 0 3
CST 111* Voice and Diction I 3 0 3
Elective6
6

Courses may be chosen from HIS 101, 102, 121, 122

History 3 0 3
HLT/PED4
4

HLT 143 does not meet HLT/PED degree requirement.

Health or Physical Education 1 0 1
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 0 16
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
Elective3 Literature 3 0 3
Elective1 Social Science 3 0 3
Elective1 Social Science 3 0 3
CST 126* Interpersonal Communication 3 0 3
Elective6 History 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 0 15
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