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.

Course Code Title Units
Required Core CoursesUnits
COMM 001Introduction to Public Speaking3
List A
Select two courses from the following (6 units):
COMM 009Intro to Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 013Small Group Communication3
COMM 025Argumentation and Debate3
List B
Select two courses from the following (6 units):
Any course from List A not aleady used
COMM 017Intercultural Communication3
COMM 021Introduction to Persuasion3
COMM 030Forensics (3 units maximum)2
MC 001Introduction to Mass Media3
List C
Select one course from the following (3 units):
Any course from List A or List B not already used
COMM 005Survey of Human Communication3
ENG 002Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking through Literature4
J 003ANews Reporting & Writing3
PSY 001General Psychology3
SOC 001Introductory Sociology3
Required Subtotal18-19
Select one of the following: 137-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units) 2

Units for the major may be double counted for CSU GE or IGETC, confer with Counselor.


Elective units to reach 60 unit total must be CSU transferable, confer with Counselor. 

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