Communication Studies Associate in Art for Transfer

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.

Semester 1

Course Code Title Units
COMM 001 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
COMM 009 or COMM 013 or COMM 025 Intro to Interpersonal Communication or Small Group Communication or Argumentation and Debate 6
ENG 001 A English Composition 4
CSU GE Area B1 Physical Sciences 3-4

Semester 2

Course Code Title Units
COMM 017 or COMM 021 or COMM 030 or MC 001 Intercultural Communication or Introduction to Persuasion or Forensics or Introduction to Mass Media 6
CSU GE Area A3 Critical Thinking 3
CSU GE Area B2 Life Sciences 3-4
CSU GE Area B4 Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning  3


Course Code Title Units
HIST 017 or 018 U.S. History  3

Semester 3

Course Code Title Units
COMM 005 or ENG 002 or J 003A or PSY 001 or SOC 001 Survey of Human Communication or Argumentative Writing & Critical Thinking through Literature or News Reporting & Writing or General Psychology or Introductory Sociology 3-4
CSU GE Area C1 Arts 3
CSU GE Area D Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
CSU GE Area  E Lifelong Learning and Self-Development 3

Semester 4

Course Code Title Units
CSU GE Area F Ethnic Studies  3
Any CSU Transferable Courses Electives 7
PS 001 Introduction to Government  3

With this major it is very important that you see a Counselor for correct course selection.