The Associate of Science in Communication degree program focuses on the basic communication skills highly sought after in relationships, business, and industry. Individuals who communicate well, adapt to social and economic change, function as
team players, analyze issues, and solve problems are vital in today’s workforce. This program helps develop these qualities and lays the groundwork for further study toward a baccalaureate degree.
The Associate of Science in Communication degree requires completion of twenty (20) courses for sixty (60) credits. The same course may not be used to fulfill multiple requirements in general education or major areas of this degree program.
- Apply the major theories of communication.
- Develop an understanding of the quantitative and qualitative research methods in the field of communication.
- Through degree completion, demonstrate the depth of knowledge sought by employers for entry-level positions in the communication field.
- Prepare for continued study in the field of communication.
The Associate of Science in Communication consists of 20 courses:
|English Composition and Oral Communication||2 Courses||6 Credits|
|Mathematics & Statistics||1 Course||3 Credits|
|Natural Sciences||1 Course||3 Credits|
|Critical Reasoning||1 Course||3 Credits|
|Social/Behavioral Sciences||3 Courses||9 Credits|
|Humanities||2 Courses||6 Credits|
|Major Electives||6 Courses||18 Credits|
|General Electives||4 Courses||12 Credits|
General Education Requirements:
The general education component is designed to emphasize cognitive development and is “general” in the following ways:
- It is not directly related to students’ formal technical, vocational, or professional preparation.
- It is a part of every student’s course of study, regardless of his/her area of emphasis.
- It is intended to impart common knowledge, intellectual concepts, and attitudes that provide a foundation upon which students can build a rewarding educational experience.
Through NCU’s general education courses, students will acquire the breadth of knowledge characteristic of a liberal arts education.
A.S. in Communication Major Electives Six Courses (18 Credits)
The major electives are designed to develop experience in the discipline and may be met by approved transfer credit courses or by the recommended NCU courses.
General Electives Four Courses (12 Credits)
In order to develop additional depth and breadth in their major, students are encouraged to take intermediate or advanced courses in discipline-related areas. General elective courses may be met by approved transfer credit courses or by the recommended NCU courses and may not duplicate courses that meet any other curriculum requirement.
A.S. in Communication Recommended Degree Plan
Associate of Science in Communication
|Term||Course No.||Course Name||Credits|
|CS110||Introduction to Computers||3|
|CM101||Principles of Human Communication||3|
|HI171||Western Civilization I||3|
|CM280||Introduction to Film||3|
|PF280||Diversity and Inclusion||3|
|EN221||American Literature I||3|
|5||CM365||Developing Critical Thinking Skills||3|
|CM301||Survey of Communication||3|
|BA375||Ethical Decision Making||3|
|Total Credits Required for Associate’s Degree:||60|