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Communication Pathway

These represent sample pathways toward an Associate of Arts in Communication. The Associate degree in Communication provides communication skills much in demand in most workplaces: skills in oral presentations, audience analysis, listening, decision making, verbal and non-verbal communication, intercultural awareness, interviewing, interpersonal communication, and group communication dynamics. The associate degree is ideal for transfer to a four-year bachelor’s degree program to prepare for a career in public relations, marketing, media planning, advertising, human relations, and more. Where noted, these courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public Ohio college under the Ohio Transfer 36 (general education) and/or Transfer Assurance Guide. This is just a sample. There are numerous courses that could apply toward this pathway, and with noted prerequisite exceptions, they do not have to be taken in this order. For more information on these programs, go to the degrees page, opens in a new window.

Tier One Credit Pathway

Either HUMA 1010 or THEA 1010 or MUSC 1010:

Course: HUMA 1010 [See footnote 2]
Course Title: Introduction to Humanities
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36- Arts and Humanities
Course: THEA 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Theater
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OT36- Arts and Humanities
Course: MUSC 1010
Course Title: Music Appreciation
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OT36- Arts and Humanities
Course: ENGL 1010 [See footnote 2]
Course Title: English Composition I
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OT36- English Composition and Oral Communication
Course: STAT 1010 [See footnote 3]
Course Title: Probability and Statistics
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OT36- Mathematics, Statistics, and Logic
Course: PSYC 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Psychology
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36- Social and Behavioral Sciences
Course: COMM 1010
Course Title: Speech
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG and OT36 - English Composition and Oral Communication

Tier Two Credit Pathway

Either PHIL 1010 or PHIL 1110:

Course: PHIL 1010
Course Title: Western Philosophy
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36- Arts and Humanities
Course: PHIL 1110
Course Title: Ethics
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36- Arts and Humanities

Either PSYC 1070 or SOCY 2010:

Course: PSYC 1070
Course Title: Introduction to Women's Studies
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OT36- Social and Behavioral Sciences
Course: SOCY 2010
Course Title: Cultural Diversity and Racism
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OT36- Social and Behavioral Sciences
Course: ENGL 1030 [See footnote 4]
Course Title: English Composition II
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OT36 - English Composition and Oral Communication
Course: POLT 1010
Course Title: American National Government
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36- Social and Behavioral Sciences
Course: COMM 2050
Course Title: Communication Theory
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG- Communication Studies
1 Ohio Transfer 36 (OT36): Transferable general education courses regardless of major. Students should consult the state Transfer Module Grid for limits on credit hours by area that are guaranteed general education transfer.
2 Placement: proof of college readiness in English (ACT English >=18 or Accuplacer WritePlacer=>5) AND ACT Reading score >= 21 or Accuplacer Next-Generation Reading score >= 250). If these scores are not achieved, students have a secondary option of providing evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses with a B or above in the 11th grade English class OR a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses OR recommendations from high school English instructor AND counselor.
3 Placement: STAT 1010 requires proof of college readiness in math (ACT Math Score =>22 or Accuplacer Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning score =>263). If these scores are not achieved, students have a secondary option of providing evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses with a B or above in a higher-level mathematics class (Algebra II or above) OR recommendations from high school mathematics instructor AND counselor.
4 Prerequisite is a C- or above in ENGL 1010.