Communication Studies

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) - (CSUGE) AA587 (IGETC) AA588
Communication Studies

Communication Studies

The Communication Studies program is designed for students who are interested in studying how humans construct and share meaning. This program allows individuals to become communicators in a variety of social contexts from interpersonal to debate to public communication. Completion of the Communication Studies: Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) will prepare you to meet minimum lower division admission requirements (60 transferable units) for transfer to a California State University (CSU). The Communication Studies program map below includes all of your major coursework and recommended 

Communication Studies- ADT (CSU)

0-15 units
Fall/Spring Units
Communication Studies 9/9H  3
Math 11, 12, or 25 3-4
Guidance 47 or Guidance 48 3
Communication Studies 7 or 12 or 13 or 20 3
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Communication Studies 12 or 13  3
16-30 units
Fall/spring Units
Communication Studies 1 /1H  3
English 1A  4
Communication Studies 7 or 12 or 13 or 20 3
Communication Studies 11, Art 6, Music 19 or Theatre Arts 3 3
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Communication Studies 2 or 12 or 13 or 20  3
31-45 units
Fall/spring Units
Communication Studies 2 or 3 3
Communication Studies 6 3
Anthropology 1- no lab  3
History 6 or 7 3
Intersession (Winter/Summer) Units
Communication Studies 2 or 12 or 13 or 20  3
45-60+ units
Fall/spring Units
Communication Studies 11, Art 6, Music 19 or Theatre Arts 3 3
Political Science 1 3
Communication Studies 12, 13, Anthropology 2, or Journalism 7 3
Geography 1 and 1L or Oceanography 1 and 1L 4
If course is chosen, you will need one additional unit from CSU:AREA E

For alternative CSU/UC General Education options refer to the RCC Catalog, under Requirements for College Transfer.

Milestones

Milestones are courses, co-curricular activities and recommendations from your Student Success Team that will keep you on track towards completion of your degree. Check off your milestones as you complete them.
  • Complete English 1A (transfer-level English)
  • Complete Math 11, 12 or 25 (transfer-level math)
  • Complete 9 units of Communication Courses by end of first year
  • Complete Oral Communication Requirement (CSU GE: Area A1)
  • Enroll in Communication Studies 85: A/B Clinic
  • Apply to Universities (CSU/UC application period Oct 1-Nov 30)
  • Apply for ADT degree by beginning of spring term before transfer
  • Complete RCC Graduation application (during your last term)
  • Meet with your Counselor to Complete your Comprehensive Student Education Plan (SEP)
  • Complete FAFSA (Oct 1st - Mar 2nd for priority)
  • Meet with Communication Faculty Advisor for career/research opportunities
  • Meet with your Counselor to update SEP (every semester)
  • Meet with your Counselor for pre-graduation check
  • Engage in services provided by the Communication Center for Excellence (CCE) in MLK 221 (every semester)
  • Research Potential Clubs on Campus
  • Participate in tutoring, student success workshops or supplemental instruction
  • Visit the Career Center for Internship opportunities
  • Research transfer institutions
  • Attend Transfer workshops and Transfer Fair
  • Participate in an internship/ job shadowing
  • Participate in a research activity (meet with Communication Faculty Advisor)

Careers for Communication Studies Majors

Salaries Range : $48,290 - $129,380

  • Event Planner
  • Counselor
  • Public Relations Specialists 
  • Peace Officer 
  • Social and Community Service Managers
  • Educator
  • Lawyer
  • Marketing Manager