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2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies A.A. with Area of Concentration in Communication/Public Relations and Journalism

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Associate of Arts | COMM.PR.AA | Transfer Program
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Program Description

This program of study is recommended for students planning to pursue a bachelor’s degree in journalism or public relations. Students are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor for recommended courses to take and specific transfer requirements.

Graduates of the Communication/Public Relations and Journalism Concentration will be able to:

  • Apply communication theory
  • Develop and execute basic public relations plans
  • Communicate with diverse audiences
  • Execute varied communication techniques
  • Explain how public relations supports organizations and individuals

General Education Courses (31 Credits)

The list of general education courses appears in the General Education List . Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements. Please check your program’s sequence of study for this information.

General Electives (6-7 Credits)

  • Six credits at the 2000 level
  • Any credit courses except PED-1000  or PED-1030 
  • 1-credit course (if needed)

Sequence of Study - Communication/Public Relations and Journalism Concentration A.A.

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

1st Semester

Total: 13 Credits

2nd Semester

Total: 16 Credits

3rd Semester

Total: 15 Credits

4th Semester

Total: 16 Credits

Program Total: 60 Credits

Asterisk (*) denotes a general education course.


Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the same program. Refer to ARTSYS at artweb.usmd.edu and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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