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2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog

Communications - Arts and Sciences Transfer (A.A.)


Official Title of Major: Arts and Sciences Transfer - Communications, A.A.

Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.

Code:  AA.ARTS-SCI.COMM

Total Credit Hours: 60 

About the Communications Program

Purpose: Anne Arundel Community College’s (AACC) Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree with a concentration in Communication is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in speech communication, human communication, or mass communication. 

Graduation Requirements


See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

Honors Program Courses


If you qualify for the Honors Program, you may take honors versions  of some courses (such as ENG 101H , ENG 102H , etc.).

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Arts and Sciences Transfer Program Core Course Requirements


The core courses for this degree are simultaneously satisfied by three of General Education Requirements listed below: (1) the Communications Arts and Humanities general education requirement, (2) the Sophomore Literature Arts and Humanities general education requirement, and (3) one of  the History Social and Behavioral Sciences general education requirement courses (HIS 111  or HIS 112  or HIS 211  or HIS 212 ).

General Education Requirements: 34 credits


An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English Composition: 6 credits


Arts and Humanities: 6 credits


Biological and Physical Sciences: 7 credits


At least one lab science required. See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3 credits


Students must choose one Mathematics course from the following:

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits


Additional General Education Requirements: 6 credits


Area of Concentration: 26 credits


Students should check the requirements of their transfer school before selecting the courses listed below.

Required Courses: 9 credits


Choose an additional three courses (beyond the COM course used to satisfy the General Education Requirement) from the following list:

Electives: 14 credits


Recommend students check on transfer institution’s requirements. No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be used as electives.

Diversity Requirement


All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Diversity Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective. 

Technology Requirement


All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Technology Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective. 

Wellness Requirement


Unless they are in a degree that is exempt, all students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Wellness Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Communicate complex messages through writing, speaking, and using technology.
  2. Locate, organize, analyze, and appropriately cite information from credible sources in order to develop informed, well-reasoned, and substantiated arguments.
  3. Exhibit effective listening skills and critically evaluate verbal and nonverbal messages.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of communication theory.
  5. Recognize the influence of culture on messages and exhibit an awareness of ethics, diversity, inclusiveness, and equity.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

Transferring Credits to Maryland Public Four-Year Schools


Maryland public four-year colleges and universities accept a minimum of 60 and as many as 70 credits earned toward an associate degree from a Maryland public community college. Students planning to transfer should consult with an AACC academic and transfer advisor; and are advised to obtain permission from the four-year college or university when planning to transfer credits beyond the minimum degree requirements at AACC. More than 70 credits earned at AACC may be transferred if outlined within an established transfer agreement. Current transfer agreements can be found on the AACC Transfer Partners webpage.

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