Feb 23, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog

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, or University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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.

Total Credits: 13

Total Credits: 15-16

Third Semester

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 15

Total credits required for this pathway: 60


* If MAT 143  is planned for Semester 2, then it is required that an additional Gen Ed/Pre-major elective be taken in Semester 1 to reach the 60-61 hours needed for the Associate of Arts degree.

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

 - If transferring to NC A&T University, use the above schedule with these two exceptions:  take MAT 171  and MAT 172  and only two semesters of a language. 

 - If transferring to UNCC, make these adjustments:  Take MAT 171  and three semesters of a language.  You will be required to select a concentration:  Health Communication, International Public Relation, Mass Media, Organizational Communication, Public Advocacy, or Public Relations.  For the specific course variations for each of these concentrations, please see UNCC’s transfer guide.

 - If transferring to ASU 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 four other concentrations in communication including:  Advertising, Electronic Media/Broadcasting, Journalism, and Public Relations.  For the specific course variations for each of these concentrations, please see the ASU transfer guide.

 - If transferring to UNCW, the schedule is compatible except HIS 112  is suggested rather than HIS 131 .

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