Communication Studies AA-T Degree

The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer, also called the Communication Studies AA-T Degree, is specially designed for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies at a CSU campus. The intent of this degree is to assist students for a seamless transfer to a CSU campus in a program or major in Communication Studies. This degree requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of CSU GE or IGETC and a minimum of 18 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. There are no additional graduation requirements. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

Required Core CoursesUnits
COMM 001Introduction to Public Speaking3
List A
Select two courses from the following:6
Intro to Interpersonal Communication
Small Group Communication
Argumentation and Debate
List B
Select two courses from the following:6
Any course from List A not aleady used
Intercultural Communication
Introduction to Persuasion
Forensics (3 units maximum)
Introduction to Mass Media
List C
Select one course from the following:3
Any course from List A or List B not already used
Survey of Human Communication
Argumentative Writing & Critical Thinking thru Literature
News Reporting & Writing
General Psychology
Introductory Sociology
Required Subtotal18-19
Select one of the following: 137-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units) 2
DEGREE TOTAL60

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (SB 1440).