2016-2017 Catalog 
    Sep 20, 2019  
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mass Communication: Advertising/Public Relations, A.A.

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It is recommended that students complete the entire mass communication core at one school. Mass Communication students who wish to concentrate in Advertising/Public Relations should complete a minimum of six credit hours in the major in addition to the General Education Core Curriculum. Remaining credits needed to complete an associate degree should be chosen with the assistance of an academic advisor. Some schools have specific requirements for admission to the major (e.g., minimum GPA, portfolio review, or other forms of assessment). Check with an advisor.

Suggested Curriculum

I. General Education Core (37-38)

Area A: Communication (9 credits)

Area B: Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credits)

Select three courses from the list for Area B  with at least one course from humanities and one course from fine arts

Area C: Mathematics (3 credits)

Select one math course from the list for Area C .

Area D: Physical and Life Sciences (7-8 credits)

Select one life science course and one physical science course from the list for Area D . One course must have a lab component.

Area E: Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)

Select three courses in at least two different disciplines from the list for Area E .

II. Area of Concentration/Major Field (6-9)

Select one or two courses from:

III. Electives (15-19)

  • ITAPP 101 Introduction to Computers 3 hrs transfer credit (if student is not already computer literate)
  • Select additional courses from the list of courses approval for transfer or contact the universities you are considering.

Required A.A. Degree Program Total: 62 credits

Each college and university has its own major requirements and transfer policies. Consult the schools you are considering and a PSC advisor to discuss courses and their transferability.

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