Associate of Arts Field of Study: Speech CommunicationACADEMIC TRANSFER DEGREE



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First Year

First Semester Courses 13 Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric I 3
HIST 1301 U.S. History to 1877 3
COSC 1301 Introduction to Computers 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
PHED 1164-or- Introduction to Physical Fitness & Wellness -or-Any One Hour Physical Activity Course 1
Second Semester Courses 13 Credits
ENGL 1302 Composition & Rhetoric II 3
HIST 1302 United States History since 1877 3
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication 3
Elective Science1 4
Third Semester Courses 6 Credits
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 13 Credits
Elective English Literature1 3
Elective Science1 4
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
Elective Social/Behavioral Science1 3
Second Semester Courses 15 Credits
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
Elective Visual and Performing Arts1 3
Elective Humanities1 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 3
SPCH 1321-or-SPCH 1342-or-SPCH 2341-or-SPCH 2333 Business and Professional Communication-or-Voice and Diction -or-Oral Interpretation-or-Discussion & Small Group Communication 3
Associate of Arts: Field of Study in Speech Communication (AA) Degree Program Total 60 Credits


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Program Details

The ability to communicate is one of the most highly sought skills by employers. In fact, the 2018 Job Outlook survey by NACE demonstrates that-beyond GPA-employers want mostly students who feature communication training on their resume with an emphasis on problem solving and the ability to work in a team. This survey found that the knowledge and skills taught in Communication courses are essential to being hired.  At its foundation, Communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, and is the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry.    

The knowledge, understanding, and skills that a student acquires through a program of study in Communication will help him or her become a valued asset in a variety of contexts-from organizations to politics, from families to multinational corporations. Communication graduates also appreciate how communication cuts across contexts and situations; it is the relational and collaborative force that constructs the social world. A degree in Communication opens the door to a wide variety of employment opportunities. Communication graduates find jobs in the private, government, and non-profit sectors.

The Field of Study curriculum is designed to satisfy the lower division requirements for a bachelor's degree in a specific area at four-year colleges in the state of Texas*. Credits earned in Field of Study curriculum transfer to other four year colleges in the state of Texas.

*Field of Study completion does not guarantee admission to a four-year institution in the state of Texas.

Community Colleges in Texas under regulation by the Higher Education Coordinating Board have developed pathways for Texas 4-year universities and colleges where a bachelor's degree is required by the employer. We refer to that pathway as a Field of Study, General Education.

Associate of Arts Degree

An Associate of Arts is an academic transfer degree designed for students who will ultimately be pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree at a four-year college/university that is not math or science oriented. Examples of this type of four-year degree are: Business, Liberal Arts, History, Speech, Music, Education, Criminal Justice, etc.

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