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Communication

Communication

This program is available at the 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.

Career Information

Outcomes and Curriculum

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
Course Title Credits
Fall
FYE 1100 College Success ** 1
ENG 1111 English I ** 3
MTH 1070 Quantitative Reasoning ** 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.

All students pursuing the AA degree are required to complete at least 9 credit hours in courses numbered 2000 or higher.  These classes will typically be in the Concentration/Elective area, but may also fulfill requirements in other subject areas.

Academic 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.