Associate of Arts: Communication Focus

An associate’s degree program prepares individuals to communicate effectively in small groups. Students graduate with a strong foundation of communication theory and speaking skills.

Total Semester Hours: 62-64

Preparatory Courses

Course Number: FYEX 0070*
Course Title: College and Career Success
: No
: No
Course Number: ENGL 0040*
Course Title: Integrated Reading and Writing
: No
: No
Course Number: MATH 0072; 0073; 0074; 0086*
Course Title: Developmental Math Courses
: No
: No
Course Number: STAT 0086*
Course Title: Algebra for Probability & Statistics
: No
: No

FALL - Year One

Course Number: STAT1010^
Course Title: Probability & Statistics
Prerequisites: MATH 0086 or STAT 0086 (m)*
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: COMM 1010
Course Title: Speech
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ENGL1010^
Course Title: English Composition I
Prerequisites: ENGL 0040*
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either THEA 1010 or HUMA 1010 or MUSC 1010:

Course Number: THEA 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Theatre
Prerequisites: ENGL 0040*
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HUMA 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Humanities
Prerequisites: ENGL 0040*
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: MUSC 1010
Course Title: Music Appreciation
Prerequisites: ENGL 0040*
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: PSYCH1010^
Course Title: Introduction to Psychology
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ^Milestone Course
: No
: No

SPRING - Year One

Course Number: ENGL1030^
Course Title: English Composition II
Prerequisites: ENGL 1010
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either PSYC 1070 or SOCY 2010 :

Course Number: PSYC 1070
Course Title: Introduction to Women’s Studies
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: SOCY 2010
Course Title: Cultural Diversity & Racism
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: POLT 1010
Course Title: American National Government
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either PHIL 1010 or PHIL 1110:

Course Number: PHIL 1010
Course Title: Western Philosophy
Prerequisites: None
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: PHIL 1110
Course Title: Ethics
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: COMM 2070
Course Title: Intercultural Communication
Prerequisites: ENGL 0040 *
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ^Milestone Course
: No
: No

FALL - Year Two

Either BIOL 1230 or GEOL 1010:

Course Number: BIOL 1230
Course Title: Biology I
Prerequisites: ENGL 0040 & MATH 0074*
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: GEOL 1010
Course Title: Physical Geology
Credits: 4
: No
: No

Either CHIN 1011 or SPAN 1010 :

Course Number: CHIN 1011
Course Title: Beginning Chinese I
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: SPAN 1010
Course Title: Beginning Spanish
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either HIST 1010 or HIST 1050:

Course Number: HIST 1010
Course Title: American History I
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HIST 1050
Course Title: Western Civilization I
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: COMM 2010
Course Title: Group Communication
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: COMM 2030
Course Title: Interpersonal Communication
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: ^Milestone Course
: No
: No

SPRING - Year Two

Either BIOL 1231 or GEOL 1030:

Course Number: BIOL 1231
Course Title: Biology II
Prerequisites: BIOL 1230
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: GEOL 1030
Course Title: Historical Geology
Credits: 4
: No
: No

Either CHIN 1031 or SPAN 1020:

Course Number: CHIN 1031
Course Title: Beginning Chinese II
Prerequisites: CHIN 1011
Credits: 4
: No
: No
Course Number: SPAN 1020
Course Title: Intermediate Spanish
Prerequisites: SPAN 1010
Credits: 3
: No
: No

Either HIST 1030 or HIST 1070:

Course Number: HIST 1030
Course Title: American History II
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: HIST 1070
Course Title: Western Civilization II
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: COMM 2250
Course Title: Interviewing
Credits: 3
: No
: No
Course Number: COMM 2050
Course Title: Communication Theory
Credits: 3
: No
: No

c = Can be concurrent

m = Must be concurrent

*All incoming students will be required to provide ACT scores or take a placement test. Based on their scores, students will be placed in appropriate English and mathematics courses. Successful completion of developmental English and mathematics prerequisites require a grade of C- or above in the course. Developmental English and mathematics course prerequisites can also be attained through Placement Testing. See the Standardized Testing Cutoff Scores (PDF) for specific tests and test scores.

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