Pathways to Transfer

Associate Degree for Transfer

Communication for Transfer 

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The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer degree at Los Medanos College prepares students to transfer and study at a California State University to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Communications. 

The AA-T in Communication Studies will introduce students to many areas of study including public speaking, argumentation and debate, intercultural communication and interpersonal communications. For example, students who successfully complete these requirements will be confident and comfortable public speakers and knowledgeable on the impact of communication theory and practice on society.

To achieve the Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer degree from Los Medanos College, students must include:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the CaliforniaState University.
  2. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education ā€“ Breadth Requirements.
  3. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  4. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  5. A grade of ā€œCā€ or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Required Core (3 units):

SPCH-110 Speech Communication 3 Units

List A: Two of the following three courses (6 units)

SPCH-120 Argumentation and Debate 3 Units
SPCH-130 Interpersonal Communication 3 Units

List B: Two of the following three courses (6 units)

SPCH 150 Intercultural Communication 3 Units
SPCH 160 Forensics 3 Units
JOURN-100 Mass Communication 3 Units

List C: One of the following three courses (3 units)

ENGL 230 Thinking and Writing Critically about Literature 3 Units
ENGL 221 Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking 3 Units
JOURN-110 Writing for the Media* 3 Units


Major Total:

18 units

18 units


12-18 units

9-15 units


39 units

37 units

Electives (CSU Transferable):

15-21 units

14-20 units

Degree Total:

60 units

60 units 


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