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 Science 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 completingan 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.

Communication Studies (AA-T) Requirements

Units
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: Units
COMM 150 Intercultural Communication 3 units
JOUR 110 Mass Media and Society 3 units
JOUR 120 Writing and Reporting for the Media 3 units
List C: Select one course from the following: Units
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
ENGL 110 Composition, Literature, and Critical Thinking 3 units
OR
ENGL 165 Critical Thinking and Advanced Composition 3 units
JOUR 110 Mass Media and Society 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
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

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

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.

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