Communication Studies, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer
Banner Code: 3_AAT_CMST
Control Number: 33014
Financial Aid Eligible
The Coastline College Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer program empowers students with the tools to analyze and improve communication in their personal, academic, public, and professional interactions. Students will study and learn to effectively construct, evaluate, and communicate appropriate messages in a variety of communicative situations. By completing this program students will be prepared to become effective contributors and leaders in their communities and chosen careers.
Associate Degrees for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) are open to all Coastline students. Students who do not plan on transferring to a California State University school should consult their Counselor regarding the benefits of an AA-T/AS-T degree based on their goals. Students earning an AA-T or AS-T and intending on transferring to a California State University school receive transfer admission benefits for specific majors at many California State University campuses. Visit the Transfer Information catalog page for more information.
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Use written and oral tools to analyze and improve communication in personal, academic, public, and professional interactions.
- Effectively deliver oral presentations in a range of settings to diverse audiences.
- Construct written messages for various purposes to diverse audiences.
- Observe, evaluate, and competently exercise interpersonal communication skills.
Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements
- Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units. A minimum of 12 units must be in residence at Coastline College.
- Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework.
- Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in an Associate Degree for Transfer major as detailed in the catalog.
- Certified Completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth - Coastline’s Option 2 General Education pattern), OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC - Coastline Option 3 General Education pattern).
|Complete the following:|
|CMST C110||Public Speaking||3|
|Select two of the following:||6|
|Small Group Communication|
|Essentials of Argumentation|
|Select two of the following or any List A course not taken:||6|
|Fundamentals of Human Communication|
|Introduction to Mass Communications|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Introduction to Psychology|
|Introduction to Sociology|
|Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing|
|Units Required for the Major||18|
|CSU General Education or IGETC pattern||37-39|
|Transfer Electives as needed to reach 60 transferable units||Varies|
|Total for Degree||60|
Communication Studies ADT Program Map
This Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) program map is a recommended example of all major (program) requirements as well as general education requirements for two-year completion or transfer. This path may be altered to fit your individual academic needs. These two-year program maps were created by program faculty and counselors and demonstrate a recommended path to completion. Students are advised to meet with a Coastline Counselor for individualized program planning.
Your Path to Success
Follow this path to earn your ADT in Communication Studies in 2 years.
Don't forget to consult a counselor for an education plan!
|CMST C110||Public Speaking||3|
|ENGL C100||Freshman Composition||4|
|MATH C160||Introduction to Statistics||4|
|COUN C105||Strategies for College Success||3|
|ART C105||Introduction to Art||3|
|CMST C100||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|CMST C101||Fundamentals of Human Communication||3|
|HIST C175||United States History since 1876||3|
|PSCI C180||American Government||3|
|MRSC C100||Introduction to Marine Science||3|
|CMST C220||Essentials of Argumentation||3|
|CMST C150||Intercultural Communication||3|
|GEOL C105||General Geology||3|
|PSYC C100||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|CMST C140||Small Group Communication||3|
|PHIL C100||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|SOC C233||Racial and Ethnic Relations in America||3|
|ANTH C100||Cultural Anthropology||3|
|MCOM C100||Introduction to Mass Communications||3|