Program Overview

Communication is fundamental to all human endeavors. The communication major studies the ways humans use communication to shape identitiy and ideas. Graduates will transfer with both an understanding of important communication theory as well as demonstrated proficiency in communication skills. Communication studies majors will explore a variety of communication contexts, from intimate relationships, to public address, to new and emergent media, exploring the many ways communication shapes our identities and our realities.


AA-T Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 9 units Units
COMM 110 Public Speaking 3 units
COMM 150 Intercultural Communication 3 units
COMM 180 Introduction to Communication Studies 3 units
Selective Courses, choose a minimum of 9 units from the following:
List A, choose a minimum of 6 units 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, choose a minimum of 3 units from the following: Units
Any List A course not used above.
ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3 units
ENGL 110 Composition, Literature, and Critical Thinking 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.

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