Dec 01, 2023
Official Title of Major: Arts and Sciences Transfer - Communications, A.A.
Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.
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.
Planning Tool: Two-Year Sequence of Courses
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 ).
English Composition: 6 credits
Arts and Humanities: 6 credits
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:
Choose one course from the following: 3 credits
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.
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.
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.
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.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Communicate complex messages through writing, speaking, and using technology.
- Locate, organize, analyze, and appropriately cite information from credible sources in order to develop informed, well-reasoned, and substantiated arguments.
- Exhibit effective listening skills and critically evaluate verbal and nonverbal messages.
- Demonstrate knowledge of communication theory.
- 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.
Students may wish to also review requirements for the related majors or programs linked below.
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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