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Communication

This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek, Online and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.

This program is offered at Clark State's Greene Center campus in Beavercreek, at the Leffel Lane campus in Springfield, and completed 100% online.

The Associate of Arts degree in Communication program provides curricular options to prepare a student to transfer into the Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication.  The suggested currciulum serves as a general guideline for transfer to most four-year institutions.  Some of the schools to which students may choose to transfer include Antioch University McGregor, The Ohio State University, Wittenberg University, Wright State University, Franklin University, and Urbana University.  A student should talk to a transfer advisor at the institutions he/she is considering attending near completion of an Associate of Arts degree at Clark State.

The program schedule that follows is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Some individuals, especially part-time students and those taking college preparatory courses will require additional semesters of study. Students should consult their academic advisors for help in planning their schedules.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of an associate degree in Communication, a graduate will be able to meet the goals outlined for the general Associate of Arts; additionally, the student will:

  • Speak clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats
  • Work effectively in teams
  • Use critical thinking and problem solving to draw logical conclusions
  • Communicate successfully in diverse situations

Scholastic Preparation
Students entering this program should have taken the college preparatory courses offered by their high schools. Students who do not test into MTH 1050 Mathematics and Today's World will need to take the necessary prerequisite mathematics courses before beginning the required math course.  Additionally, some institutions require foreign language for a bachelor of arts degree in Communication.  Check the institutions you are considering for details on foreign language requirements.  Talk to your Communication advisor at Clark State for specific information regarding this degree program.

Course Title Credits
Fall
FYE 1100 College Success ** 1
ENG 1111 English I ** 3
MTH 1050 Mathematics and Today's World ** 3
-- GLG or BIO * 4
COM 1150 Introduction to Communication Theory ** 3
 
Spring
ENG 1112 English II ** 3
-- GLG or BIO * 4
COM 1120 Public Speaking I ** 3
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology ** 3
-- HST or ART or THE *** 3
 
Fall
COM 1110 Interpersonal Communication I ** (GA) 3
COM 1170 Small Group Communication (GA)or  
COM 2240 Organizational Communication  (GA) 3
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology ** 3
ENG 2300 Great Books: World Literature ** 3
-- ART or HST or Foreign Language **** 3
 
Spring
COM 1130 Introduction to Mass Communication **or  
COM 2700 Communication Internship ** 3
HUM 2899 Capstone Seminar ** 3
PLS 1100 Introduction to American Politics ** 3
PHL 2100 Ethics ** 3
-- ENG or ART or THE or Foreign Language *** 3
 
  Total Credit Hours 60

* 8 credit hours are required in science for an AA degree.  See the Associate of Arts degree requirements for courses that fall into this category; additionally, it is best to select courses which are compatible with the degree plan at the intended transfer institution.

** Online availability.

*** A minimum of 15 hours are required in literature, the arts, and humanities for an AA degree.  See the Associate of Arts degree requirements and transfer module for the courses that fall into this category area.  Additionally, it is best to select courses which are compatible with the degree plan at the intended transfer institution.

**** Some institutions require foreign language for a bachelor of arts degree in Communication; check the institutions you are considering for details on foreign language requirements.  If foreign language is required, plan accordingly when creating your academic schedule.

Class Schedule Planning

The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.