Oct 21, 2021
Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern - Communication Studies
General Education - 36-39 Credits
General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:
- Arts and Humanities 3 Credits.
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (must be from two different disciplines) 6 Credits.
- Biological and Physical Sciences (from 2 different disciplines or 2-course sequence, 1 with a lab) 7-8 Credits.
- Mathematics 3-5 Credits.
- Wellness and Health 3 Credits.
- Information Technology 3 Credits.
- Global, Historical and Cultural Perspectives 2 Credits.
Degree Requirements - 9 Credits
Required Two-Semester Sequence:
Choose one from this list:
* These courses may also be used as a General Education elective.
Electives Required - 12-15 Credits
(Select 12-15 credits):
Depending on the General Education electives completed, more than 15 credits of Electives may be needed in order to reach a minimum of 60 credits for the degree.
Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60 min**
**A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101 course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101 during your first semester at CCBC, possibly increasing the number of credits required for the degree to a minimum of 61 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.
Transfer Pattern Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:
- demonstrate the ability to speak clearly, concisely, and accurately in a variety of contexts and presentational formats;
- use critical thinking skills to analyze and solve problems, to reason logically, and to distinguish between good and bad reasoning in a variety of contexts;
- understand themselves and others from various cultural, social, aesthetic, political, philosophical, environmental, and global perspectives;
- use research skills that demonstrate knowledge, credible information and literacy; and
- use reading, writing, oral or signed communication skills to organize, express, and absorb ideas and information in interpersonal, group, organizational, and presentational settings.
Transfer Pattern Description:
This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Speech Communication, Communication Studies, or a related field. Beyond the General Education requirements and other degree, program, and elective requirements, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.