Program Overview

The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer is intended for students who are interested in transferring to a California State University (CSU) campus with a major in Communication Studies.

The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing an AA-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the AA-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or university or a college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a Skyline College counselor for further information on university admissions and transfer requirements.

A grade of "C" or better is required for each course applied to the major. Major course requirements may also be applied to meet general education requirements.

Program Requirements

Required Core Course Units
COMM 110 Public Speaking 3 units
List A: Select two courses from the following: Units
COMM 127 Argumentation and Debate 3 units
COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication 3 units
COMM 140 Small Group Communication 3 units
List B: Select two courses from the following or any LIST A course not already used: Units
COMM 150 Intercultural Communication 3 units
JOUR 110 Mass Media and Society 3 units
List C: Select one course from the following: Units
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
COMM 160 Gender and Communication 3 units
ENGL 110 Composition, Literature, and Critical Thinking 3 units
OR
ENGL 165 Composition, Argument and Critical Thinking 3 units
JOUR 120 Writing and Reporting for the Media 3 units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 units
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
All COMM courses in LIST A & B, not already used, can satisfy LIST C requirement.
Total Required Major Units: 18

General Education - certified completion of one of the following:

  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
  • OR
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern

Up to 9 major course units may be double counted to apply to meet general education requirements. This degree does not require the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements.

Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.