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Contact

Lea Bingham
Assistant Dean, University Transfer
Phillips (Building 3), room 3-126
919-536-7223, ext. 8004
transfercenter@durhamtech.edu

Communication Studies

University Transfer Options

Students who wish to pursue a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies should complete the Associate in Arts (AA) degree which will transfer to all UNC System schools, most North Carolina independent colleges and universities, and most out of state institutions.

The Associate in Arts (AA)

The Associate in Arts (AA) is intended for students who ultimately wish to complete a baccalaureate arts degree at a four-year college or university. Students in this program develop foundational knowledge particularly business, English, fine arts, foreign languages, history, philosophy, psychology, or sociology.

Course Selection Guide

This course selection guide shown below has been developed by referencing the Baccalaureate Degree plans or the student plans for the Bachelor of Arts degrees at the universities listed below. There are several related concentrations at each university.

  • NC Central University (NCCU) – BA in Mass Communication, Public Relations Concentration
  • NC State University (NCSU) – BA in Communication
  • UNC-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) – BA in Communication Studies
  • UNC Greensboro (UNCG) – BA in Communication Studies

Students should print out and save the for their major and intended transfer university.

Printable Communication Studies Course Selection Guide (pdf)

General Education – 45 SHC (“Semester Hours of Credit”)
Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) Courses (31-32 SHC)

UGETC courses are courses which are guaranteed to fulfill a general education component at every public university in North Carolina and the private colleges that are signatories to the 2015 Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.

English Composition (6 SHC)
°Ŀ / UGETC RequirementNCCUNCSUUNC-CHUNCG
ENG 111 Writing & InquiryENG 111ENG 111ENG 111ENG 111
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines ENG 112ENG 112ENG 112ENG 112
Humanities/Fine Arts (H/FA) (9 SHC)

Select three courses from at least two disciplines

°Ŀ / UGETC RequirementNCCUNCSUUNC-CHUNCG
One course selected from ART 111, 114, 115; COM 231; DRA 111, MUS 110, 112COM 231COM 231COM 231COM 120 or 231
PHI 215 or PHI 240 AnyPHI 215AnyAny
One course selected from ENG 231, 232, 241, 242AnyENG 231AnyAny
Social and Behavioral Sciences (S/BS) (9 SHC)

Select three courses from at least two disciplines

°Ŀ / UGETC RequirementNCCUNCSUUNC-CHUNCG
One course selected from HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, or HIS 132HIS 112HIS 131AnyAny
ECO 251, 252, POL 120; PSY 150, or SOC 210AnyPSY 150AnyAny
One additional course from aboveAnySOC 210AnyAny
Mathematics (3-4 SHC)
°Ŀ / UGETC RequirementNCCUNCSUUNC-CHUNCG
One Math course selected from MAT 143, 152, 171AnyMAT 171AnyAny
Natural Science (4 SHC)
°Ŀ / UGETC RequirementNCCUNCSUUNC-CHUNCG
One Science course selected from AST 151/A, BIO 110, BIO 111, CHM 151, GEL 111, PHY 110/AAnyGEL 111AnyAny
Additional General Education Transfer Hours (13-14 SHC)
Foreign Language (3 SHC)
°Ŀ Gen Ed RequirementNCCUNCSUUNC-CHUNCG
Choose from American Sign Language, Arabic, French, German, or Spanish. FL 112 must be taken with accompanying lab.FL 112FL 211FL 211FL 112
Second Mathematics Course (3-4 SHC)
°Ŀ Gen Ed RequirementNCCUNCSUUNC-CHUNCG
Choose from MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171, MAT 172, or MAT 263. Note: There are prerequisites for these courses that must be met.AnyMAT 152AnyAny
Second Natural Science Course (4 SHC)
°Ŀ Gen Ed RequirementNCCUNCSUUNC-CHUNCG
Choose from AST 151/151A, AST 152/152A, BIO 110, BIO 111, 112, BIO 140/140A, CHM 131/A, CHM 132, CHM 151, CHM 152, GEL 111, GEL 230, PHY 110/110AAnyBIO 110AnyAny
One Additional Course (3-4 SHC)
°Ŀ Gen Ed RequirementNCCUNCSUUNC-CHUNCG
One additional courseAnyCOM 120COM 120Any
Other Required Hours (15 SHC)

Students should consult their advisor. The listings vary based on the requirements of the selected university and the student's intended major.

College Transfer Success Course (1 SHC)
°Ŀ RequirementNCCUNCSUUNC-CHUNCG
ACA 122 (This course should be taken in the student’s first semester.)ACA 122ACA 122ACA 122ACA 122
Foreign Language (0-8 SHC)
°Ŀ RequirementNCCUNCSUUNC-CHUNCG
FL 111/181, 112/182 if needed to meet prerequisitesAs NeededAs NeededAs NeededAs Needed
Additional Major Course(s)
°Ŀ RequirementNCCUNCSUUNC-CHUNCG
Additional college level course(s) to complete the 15 SHC requirement.COM 150
HEA 110
JOU 216
JOU 217
PED 110
COM 150
HUM 110
REL 110
AnyCOM 150

Guaranteed Admissions Pathways

°Ŀ has partnered with several universities to develop guaranteed admissions pathways for a seamless transition into their baccalaureate programs for eligible students who complete a °Ŀ university transfer degree (AA, AS, AFA, and AE). Students must apply for acceptance into these programs.

View more information about Guaranteed Admissions Pathways and the list of universities. 

Suggested Paths

Short Term

(12 months or less)

Long Term

(More than 12 months)