2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    Feb 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Communication Studies, AA


**THIS PROGRAM IS NOT CURRENTLY ADMITTING NEW STUDENTS.**

 

Program Description:

An associate degree in Communication Studies prepares students for a variety of entry-level careers in the public and private sectors or the media. It also serves as a seamless articulation to the Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies, where students can major in mass communication, organizational communication, and communication studies.

Admission Requirements:

Students are expected to satisfy all “success marker” courses, grades, and GPAs as specified for degree completion.

Program Learning Objectives

Students enrolled in the Comminication Studies AA program will:

  • Gain important jubs skills through a strong academic foundation in communications.
  • Gain experiences and training in public speaking and/or business presentations
  • Utilize mass media and organizational communication methods.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students enrolled in the Communications studies can:

  • Exhibit jubs skills through a strong academic foundation in communications.
  • Exhibit skill at public speaking and/or business presentations.
  • Exhibit the utilization of  mass media and organizational communication methods.

 

 

 

Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours


Element 1 - Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2 - Mathematics: 3 Hours


Element 3 - Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Element 4 - Arts / Humanities: 3 Hours


Element 5 - Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


Required

Multicultural Competence (MC)


Two Multicultural Competence (MC) Core courses are required

Writing Across the Curriculum (IW)


Two Integrated Writing (IW) Core courses are required

II. Departmental Core Requirements: 15 Hours


III. Related Requirements: 6 Hours


  • Beginning Language Course (1010 level) Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Beginning Language Course (1020 level) Credit Hour(s): 3

IV. Elective: 1 Hour


  • Elective Credit Hour(s): 1

Total: 60 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.