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Colorado Christian University    
 
    
 
  Feb 18, 2018
 
Academic Catalog 2018-2019

Associate of Arts: Communication Studies


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The Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Communication Studies is a two year, 60 credit hour program providing an introduction to the field of communication studies taught from an evangelical Christian worldview. This major explores the role of effective communication skills including interpersonal and public communication, mass communication, and cross-cultural communication.  Students are introduced to the role of technology, including social media, in the field of communication. Finally, the degree also examines the legal and ethical aspects of the field of communication related to common law and statutes, integrated with biblical principles.

The A.A. in Communication Studies requires a total of 60 credit hours for graduation, which includes 36 credit hours of general education coursework, 18 credit hours of Communication Studies major coursework, and 6 credit hours of elective coursework. Prior college, military, technical credits and prior learning credit can be used toward the A.A. in Communication Studies degree. Students may transfer in a maximum of 45 credit hours (75% of the degree requirements). Students may take a maximum of 15 credit hours of 300 and 400 level courses in the A.A. degree program.

Communication Studies major courses are offered online only, providing maximum flexibility to study at convenient times and places.

All 18 hours of major coursework, as well as the general education and elective credit hours, may be transferred to the Bachelor of Arts: Communication Studies   degree at Colorado Christian University. This accelerated program allows for greater freedom in meeting course requirements that fit the unique scheduling needs of working adults.

The Associate of Arts in Communication Studies requires completion of the following 60 hours:
General Education Core (36 hours)
Communication Studies Major Core (18 hours)
Electives (6 hours)

General Education Core (36 credit hours)


Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)


Biblical Studies (3 credit hours)


Communications (9 credit hours)


Written Communication


Oral Communication


Computer Science (3 credit hours)


Only courses completed within the past 5 years will be accepted to complete the General Education core requirement.

History, Behavioral, and Social Sciences (6 credit hours)


 Choose courses from two different disciplines. Must include one history (HIS prefix) course:

Humanities (6 credit hours)


 Choose courses from two different disciplines. PHL 205A  is required.

Mathematics (3 credit hours) (choose one)


Choose one Mathematics course.

Natural Science (3 credit hours) (chose one)


Choose one Science course. While open to all CAGS students, the Biology Lab is not required for the A.A. Communication Studies degree. Labs cannot be taken as stand alone courses to fulfill this requirement

Elective Requirements (6 credit hours)


Complete 6 hours of additional electives.

Graduation Requirements for Associate of Arts in Communication Studies


The faculty recommends students in the A.A. in Communication Studies to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of 60 credit hours as specified in the course requirements listed above. (A maximum of 15 credit hours of 300/400 level courses.)
  2. A letter grade of D or better in all courses and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all CCU coursework.
  3. Meet the CCU Residency Requirements.  
  4. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  5. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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