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Rancho Bernardo Education Center

(South Education Center)


Communication Studies

"""The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Communication Studies. The Communication Studies AA-T degree encourages students to examine and evaluate human communication across and within various contexts for the purpose of increasing competence. The Communication Studies AA-T degree is beneficial for students seeking a baccalaureate degree, ultimately leading to careers in business, teaching, law, counseling, healthcare, broadcasting, advertising, journalism, and performing arts.

To obtain the Communication Studies Associate in Arts for Transfer, students must complete the following:

  • Maximum of 60 CSU-transferable units with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 and a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the major
  • A minimum of 18 semester units in the major as determined by the community college district
  • One of the following general education patterns: the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) pattern of 39 units OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern of 37 units.

Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T)

CourseUnitsFace-to-Face at RBECOnlinePre-Req
Total Units18-20
Program Requirements
SPCH 100: Oral Communication3Summer 19, Fall 19Fall 19
List A: Select Two (6 units)
SPCH 105: Beginning Argumentation and Debate3ENG 100
SPCH 115: Interpersonal Communication3Fall 19
List B: Select Two (6 units)
COMM 100: Introduction to Mass Communication3Fall 19, Spring 19Fall 19, Spring 19
JOUR 105: Multimedia News Writing and Production3
JOUR 130: Writing for Online Journalism3
JOUR/PHOT 140: Photojournalism3PHOTO 120
PSYC/SOC 205: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences4Fall 19, Spring 19
SPCH 120: Human Communication3Spring 19
SPCH/TA 125: Beginning Oral Interpretation3
SPCH 131: Intercultural Communication3
SPCH 290: Competitive Intercollegiate Forensics3
List C: Select One (3 units)
ANTH 105: Intro to Cultural Anthropology3Fall 19, Spring 19
COMM 105: Race, Gender and Media Effects3Fall 19, Spring 19
ENG 202: Critical Thinking and Composition4Fall 19, Spring 19ENG 100
ENG 205: Introduction to Literature3ENG 100
JOUR 101: Multimedia Writing and Reporting3
PSYC 100: Introduction to Psychology3Fall 19, Spring 2019
SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology3Spring 2019,Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2019