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Associate in Arts to Bachelor of Arts in Communication Pathway


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The two-year program listed below is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Arts transfer degree from GTCC and prepare a student for obtaining a Bachelor of Science/Arts in Communication Studies at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, North Carolina A&T State University, Appalachian State University, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, or University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

However, students from GTCC seeking a baccalaureate degree may also transfer to other institutions. These institutions may require different courses within the various areas of General Education. Students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university after GTCC should consult with the institution they will be attending, their faculty advisor, and/or the GTCC Student Success Center.

Upon successful completion of this degree, graduates will be able to:

  • Use communications strategies in multiple situations.
  • Present relevant information in presentations.
  • Analyze interpersonal communications critically in conflict situations.
  • Assess the role of communication in everyday situations.

First Semester


Total Credits: 13


Second Semester


Total Credits: 16


Third Semester


  • Credits: 3
  • COM 130  (Spring only) or COM 140  (Fall only) Credits: 3
  • Social/Behavioral Science UGETC Elective Credits: 3
  • Humanities/Fine Arts UGETC Elective Credits: 3
  • Natural Science UGETC Elective Credits: 4

Total Credits: 16


Fourth Semester


  • COM 130  (Spring only) or COM 140  (Fall only) Credits: 3 
  • COM 110  or COM 150  (Summer Only) Credits: 3
  • Credits: 3
  • Additional General Education Elective Credits: 3
  • Additional General Education Elective Credits: 3
  • Additional General Education Elective Credits (if needed): 1

Total Credits: 15-16


Total credits required for this pathway: 60-61


Electives


1. Social/Behavioral Science UGETC Electives


Take 3 courses from the following in at least two different disciplines:

2. Math UGETC Electives


Choose one course from the following:

(Please note, if MAT 143 is taken, then it is required that an additional General Education elective be taken to reach the 60 hours needed for the Associate of Arts degree.)

3. Natural Science UGETC Electives


Choose one course (4 credits) from the following:

Notes:


-If transferring to UNCG, the above schedule is compatible. 

- If transferring to UNCW, take MAT 152.

- If transferring to NC A&T University, take MAT 171 and 172, BIO 110 and HIS 112 or HIS 122, and take only two semesters of a language for BS in Journalism and Mass Communication. You will be required to select a concentration: Multimedia Journalism, Mass Media Production, or Public Relations.

- If transferring to UNC Charlotte, take MAT 152 and three semesters of a language.  You will be required to select a concentration:  Health Communication, Media and Technology, Organizational Communication, Public Relations, or Rhetoric, Culture, and Social Change.  For the specific course variations for each of these concentrations, please see UNCC’s transfer guide.

- If transferring to App State as a Communication Studies concentration, the above schedule is compatible.  Please note Foreign Language is not required but GTCC highly suggests a language.  There are six other concentrations in communication including:  Advertising, Digital Media, Journalism, Electronic Media/Broadcasting, Journalism, and Public Relations.  For the specific course variations for each of these concentrations, please see the ASU transfer guide.

- Guilford College offers only a Communication minor.

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