Communication Studies at College of San Mateo - Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer/SB1440 : Communication Studies
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Communication Studies
AA-TCommunication Studies

The AA-T major in Communication Studies prepares students for transfer into bachelor's degree programs in communication and similar areas.

Degree Requirements
  • 18 semester units
  • Complete General Education and major requirements as noted below.
  • A grade of "C" or higher is required for each course applied to the major.
Major course requirements may also be applied to meet general education requirements.

Required Core Course:

COMM 110 Public Speaking 3.0 units

Group A: Students must take the following:

COMM 130 Interpersonal Communication 3.0 units
COMM 140 Small Group Communication 3.0 units

Group B: Any two courses from the following (6 units):

COMM 150 Intercultural Communication 3.0 units
COMM 170 Oral Interpretation I 3.0 units
DGME 100 Media In Society 3.0 units

Group C: Any one course from the following or any Group B course not used above (3 units):

ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology 3.0 units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3.0 units
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology 3.0 units
ENGL 110 Composition, Literature, and Critical Thinking 3.0 units
COMM 171 Oral Interpretation II 3.0 units

General Education requirements:
Select courses to complete CSU General Education or IGETC or CSU. This degree does not require the CSM AA/AS General Education pattern

Area A1 Oral Communication 3.0 units
Area A2 Written Communication 3.0 units
Area A3 Critical Thinking 3.0 units
Area B1 Physical Science 3.0 units
Area B2 Life Science 3.0 units
Area B3 Science Lab 1.0 unit
Area B4 Math Concepts 3.0 units
Area C1 Arts 3.0 units
Area C2 Humanities 3.0 units
Area C1 or C2 3.0 units
Area D Social, Polical, and Economic Institutions 9.0 units
Area E Lifelong Understanding 3.0 units


Area 1A English Composition 3.0 units
Area 1B Critical Thinking/Composition 3.0 units
Area 1C Oral Communication 3.0 units
Area 2 Math Concepts 3.0 units
Area 3A Arts 3.0 units
Area 3B Humanities 3.0 units
Area 3A or 3B 3.0 units
Area 4 Social and Behavioral Science 9.0 units
Area 5A Physical Science 3.0 units
Area 5B Biological Science 3.0 units
Area 5C Either 5A or 5B must be a lab course 1.0 unit

Additional CSU tranferable courses based on student interest to reach 60 transferable units total.