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Where does my path start?
You will complete an Associate of Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA) at Shoreline.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Strongly recommended: CMST& 102 .
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.)