Mass Communication

Associate in Arts

College Degree Requirements

Note: Courses listed on degree plan are suggested. Students should consult with their advisor concerning their unique transfer decisions.

Total Degree Credits71-74
Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterCredits
Arts & Humanities  
General Education Matrix (Arts & Humanities) 3-4
Communications I  
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
Mass Communication Electives  
Select 5 credits from the Mass Communication Electives course list below. 5
Math, Science & Technology  
MATH 103 College Algebra (or higher, except MATH 137) 3-4
Social & Behavioral Sciences 1  
General Education Matrix (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
 Credits17-19
Spring Semester
Arts & Humanities 2  
General Education Matrix (Arts & Humanities) 3-4
Communications II  
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II (Recommended)  
Introduction to Professional Writing  
Communications III  
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Mass Communication Electives  
Select 5 credits from the Mass Communication Electives course list below. 5
Math, Science & Technology  
General Education Matrix (Science with Lab) 4
 Credits18-19
2nd Year
Fall Semester
Arts & Humanities 2  
General Education Matrix (Arts & Humanities) 3
Enrichment  
Most COMM electives will satisfy Enrichment requirement. Check with your advisor.  
Mass Communication Electives  
Select 12 credits from the Mass Communication Electives course list below. 12
Social & Behavioral Sciences 1  
General Education Matrix (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
 Credits18
Spring Semester
Enrichment  
Most COMM electives will satisfy Enrichment requirement. Check with your advisor.  
Mass Communication Electives  
Select 12 credits from the Mass Communication Electives course list below. 12
Math, Science & Technology  
Needed if 9 credits for Math, Science and Technology have not been met  
General Education Matrix (Math, Science & Technology) 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences 1  
General Education Matrix (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
 Credits18
 Total Credits71-74
Mass Communication Electives
ART 124Three-Dimensional Design (Spring only)3
BADM 201Principles of Marketing3
BADM 210Advertising I3
COMM 112Understanding Media and Social Change3
COMM 200Introduction to Media Writing (Fall only)3
COMM 201Interpretive and Opinion Writing3
COMM 218Public Relations Principles (Spring only)3
COMM 222Voice and Diction (Spring only)3
COMM 240Introduction to News Photography3
COMM 244Reporting and Feature Writing (Spring only)3
COMM 270Basic Video Production (Fall only)3
COMM 272Advanced Video Production (Spring only)3
COMM 281Reporting and Editing: Mystician (Repeatable)1
COMM 283Video Lab: MystiCast (Repeatable)1
COMM 284Radio Lab: The MYX (Repeatable)1
COMM 285Communication Arts Lab (Repeatable)1
ENGL 205English Usage I (offered every other Fall)2
ENGL 206English Usage II (offered every other Spring)2
ENGL 213Literary Publications (Spring only)3
PHIL 210Ethics3