Communication Studies

Communication Studies

A.S. (TTP)

Expected Hours for A.S. (TTP) Degree

60

What is Communication Studies Emphasis: University Parallel Major?

Communication provides training in communication skills for effective communication in interpersonal, business and professional settings. The university parallel program in Communication Studies is designed for individuals who intend to complete the first two years of a baccalaureate degree program at Cleveland State and then transfer to a four-year college or university to complete the bachelor’s degree program in Communication. The curriculum includes general education and other selected courses typically required in a baccalaureate degree program in Communication.

This program was designed as a Tennessee Transfer Path to UT/TBR four-year universities in compliance with the Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010.  Programs with this designation are intended to provide a seamless transfer between all schools in the Tennessee Board of Regents or University of Tennessee systems. Therefore, students completing this program should expect a seamless transfer to any public university in Tennessee.  The program may also transfer to private colleges.

What will I learn?

All students who complete a degree designated as a Tennessee Transfer Pathway will be able to do the following:

  1. Communicate effectively through oral and written modes, using conventions appropriate to their audience and purpose, including critical listening, reading, and research skills.
  2. Evaluate the significance of humanity’s cultural heritage and diversity and its development in a historical and/or global context through critical and analytical methodologies.
  3. Connect knowledge of social and cultural institutions to issues of personal or public   importance.
  4. Analyze historical and contemporary issues by drawing on historical contexts.
  5. Demonstrate a broad understanding of scientific principles and concepts.
  6. Apply relevant mathematical modeling to a variety of applied or theoretical problems.
In addition, students who complete the Mass Communication emphasis will understand the basic factors affecting mass communication and mass media.

What are my options to pay for this degree?

  • Apply for financial aid at www.FAFSA.gov
  • A student is encouraged to apply early for financial aid. He/she must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the FAFSA Renewal Application as soon as possible after October 1 to ensure that the Financial Aid Office receives the Institutional Student Information Record and other documents prior to the priority deadline. July 1st is the priority deadline for applying for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester.

Program Schedule


Fall Semester

COMM 2025

Fundamentals of Communication

3

ENGL 1010

English Composition I

3

GEN 1010

First Year Seminar

3

 

 

1 History Sequence

3

 

Mathematics

3

 

First Fall Semester:

Complete any learning support required in order to register for HIST 2010 or HIST 2310

Successful completion of ENGL 1010 required for progression to ENGL 1020 and ENGL 2110/2310. A grade of C or higher is required.

FINANCIAL AID ALERT - If you plan to receive aid, the priority deadline to apply or renew your FAFSA and submit any requested documentation could be near. Be sure to check your Cleveland State email daily for deadlines, announcements, and award updates for the academic year. Please see your success coach or enrollment specialist to make sure you are in good standing or if you have any questions.

ADVISING and REGISTRATION - Work with your success coach and/or academic advisor to discuss Spring registration. Remember, advising is key to success!

1. Students who seek an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree should take the history sequence required by the senior institution. For UT system universities, one course in Tennessee History may be substituted for one course in American History.

2. Practicum courses are excluded as acceptable electives.


Spring Semester

COMM 2025

Fundamentals of Communication

3

ENGL 1020

English Composition II

3

 

1 History Sequence

3

 

 

Humanities / Fine Arts (PHIL 1040)

3

COMM 2055

Argumentation and Debate

3

 

First Spring Semester: 

FINANCIAL AID ALERT - Now is the time to begin thinking about financial aid for next semester. Be sure to check your Cleveland State email daily for deadlines, announcements, and award updates for the upcoming academic year. Please contact your success coach or academic advisor if you have any questions.

ADVISING and REGISTRATION - Work with your success coach and/or academic advisor to discuss Summer and Fall registration. Remember, advising is key to success! If you are planning to transfer to a four-year university, make an appointment with your academic advisor soon. They can assist you with making the right course selections, as well as help you begin the transfer process.

Cooperative Education and Service-Learning Experience are great ways to gain hands-on experience in your career field and make sure your selected career is a good fit for you. These experiences are also great to share in future job interviews and resumes.  Email coopeducation@clevelandstatecc.edu for more information. 


Fall Semester

COMM 2075

Organizational Communication

3

 

Humanities / Fine Arts (ART or MUS)

3

Humanities / Fine Arts (Literature)

3

 

Natural Sciences (BIOL or ASTR)

4

 

Social /Behavioral Sciences (PYSC or SOCI)

3

 

Second Fall Semester:

Successful completion of ASTR 1010/BIO 1010 required for progression to ASTR 1020/BIO 1020.

FINANCIAL AID ALERT - Check your Cleveland State email daily for important dates, deadlines, and announcements regarding your financial aid. Please check with Financial Aid if you have any questions.

ADVISING and REGISTRATION - Work with your academic advisor to discuss Spring registration. Your advisor can assist you in course selection, as well as checking requirements for transfer and/or graduation.


Spring Semester

 

General Elective (Outside Communication)

1

COMM 2090

Interpersonal Communication

3

Natural Sciences (BIOL or ASTR)

4

 

Social / Behavioral Sciences (PYSC or SOCI)

3

 

Second Spring Semester:

 

GRADUATION - Apply to graduate by completing the online Intent to Graduate form. This can be found under the Graduation Tab within the Registration Tools and Forms on Cougarnet. You will need to schedule to take your exit exam and/or program test at mycs.cc/testing. These will be taken in the Testing Center.

CONGRATULATIONS! After you complete this semester's courses and maintain an overall 2.0 GPA, you will be a Cleveland State Graduate!

Be sure to report your completed, approved Service-Learning hours at http://srvc.tbr.edu/ to be eligible for a Service-Learning Student Recognition Award at graduation. Need assistance? Email service_learning@clevelandstatecc.edu.

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