May 26, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

Associate of Arts | COMM.PR.AA | Transfer Program
CIP Code: 24.0102
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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.

Program Outcomes

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

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.

Required Courses (in expected order)

Program Total: 60 Credits


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 and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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