Communication Studies Degree | Naugatuck Valley Community College

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Liberal Arts and Behavioral/Social Sciences Division

Communication Studies

Program Description

General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on pages 54-57. Placement testing will determine the sequencing of courses. Additional courses may be required. In order to graduate and be guaranteed admission to a CT State University or to Charter Oak State College, you must earn an overall 2.0 GPA.

Program Requirements

Competency or Program Requirement Course Number and Title Required Credits
Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications Choose any Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communications listed 3
Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics Choose any Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/Ethics listed 3
Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication ENG*H101 Composition 3
Historical Knowledge Choose any Historical Knowledge listed 3
Oral Communication Choose any Oral Communication course listed (COM*H173 preferred) 3
Quantitative Reasoning Choose any Quantitative Reasoning listed 3
Scientific Knowledge◊◊ Choose any Scientific Knowledge listed 3-4
Scientific Reasoning◊◊ Choose any Scientific Reasoning listed 3-4
Social Phenomena Choose any Social Phenomena listed 3
Written Communication Choose any Written Communication listed 3
Program Requirements General Education Elective - Creativity 3
General Education Elective - Global Knowledge 3
COM*H173 Public Speaking or Free Elective if taken 3
COM*H101 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
COM*H172 Interpersonal Communication or COM*H226 Journalism I 3
COM Elective (excluding COM*H100) 3
COM Elective (excluding COM*H100) 3
Free Elective1 3
Free Elective1 3
Free Elective1 3

Total Credits: 61-62

Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

MAT*H137 and courses numbered lower than MAT*H137 will not transfer to Connecticut State Universities as Quantitative Reasoning courses.

◊◊At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.

1Students completing 3 years of modern language in high school may substitute 6 credits of General Electives.

Note: Some 4-year colleges may require a language proficiency exam.Students should consider beginning or completing work on foreign language requirements for CCSU, WCSU, ECSU & Charter Oak.

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