Where does my path start?
You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.
Use the AA -DTA Degree Planning Guide, with this sheet, to understand the requirements for graduation.
Once you complete your Shoreline degree, you can transfer to a four-year school to earn a baccalaureate degree in a communication field. Note that some related four-year programs may not be called “Communication Studies” or even include the word “communication.”
Communication is also an excellent major for graduate studies in humanities, social sciences, business, law, medicine, social justice, and education.
Where can I go for help?
Communication Studies Faculty Advisors
206-546-4796 firstname.lastname@example.org Rm 5321
206-546-4795 email@example.com Rm 5320
206-546-6987 firstname.lastname@example.org Rm 5324
General Academic Advising
FOSS (5000) Building, Rm. 5229
9000 Building, Rm. 9302
Where can I transfer and what does my chosen four-year school require?
Before choosing classes, become familiar with the four-year program where you want to apply: visit the website, email the department, and/or speak with a Shoreline advisor. Below are examples from Washington schools with different admissions and graduation requirements. Check with the school for world language requirements. (Non-native speakers of English are often exempt from this requirement.)
What courses should I take?
This unofficial guide is intended to support you as you prepare for your major. Please consult with an advisor and your chosen four-year school(s), as program and admissions requirements vary and may change without notice.
General Education Requirements - 20 Credits
Communication (5 Credits)
Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)
Choose one of the following classes:
MATH& 107 , MATH 111 , MATH& 141 , MATH& 142 , MATH& 146 , MATH& 148 , MATH& 151 , MATH& 152 , MATH& 163 , MATH 207 , MATH 208 , MATH 211 , MATH& 264 , PHIL& 120 . Recommended: MATH& 146 .
* Students planning to transfer to the University of Washington must consult Math Advising, email@example.com.
Distribution Requirements - 45 Credits
Natural Sciences (15 credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g.Biology and Physics) in Natural Sciences . At least 10 credits required in Physical, Earth, and/or Biological Sciences, including at least 5 credits of lab science. Maximum 5 credits from Other Science courses.
Social Sciences (15 Credits)
Select from at least two different disciplines (e.g., Psychology and History) in Social Sciences . Recommended: Anthropology, Economics, History, Political science, Psychology, Gender studies, and Sociology.
General Electives - Minimum 25 Credits
What is Communication Studies?
Communication Studies is an academic field that encompasses a wide range of areas, including interpersonal, small group, public speaking, and multicultural communication. U.S. programs in communication studies often include organizational, interpersonal, intercultural and critical cultural, and mass communication; rhetoric; advertising; human relations; journalism; film criticism; theater and performance studies; media studies; and radio, television, and film production.
Contemporary issues in Communication Studies: Interpersonal relations; conflict management; marriage and family; social networking; mediated communication; social justice (class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, age, race, ethnicity); intercultural relations; small group dynamics; public health; storytelling; public relations; and ethics.
What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies?
Graduates of Communication Studies can be found in a variety of fields such as academia, media production, human and public relations, journalism, health occupations, non-government organizations, politics, marketing, sports and music industries, and publicity.
Potential employers include: Federal, state, and local government agencies, public advocacy organizations, private foundations, non-profit organizations, labor unions, industries and corporations. For more, please visit http://www.shoreline.edu/counseling-center/career-counseling.aspx.
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