Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
    Nov 30, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2023-2024

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 interactive and public communication, mass communication, and intercultural 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 30 credit hours of general education coursework, 18 credit hours of Communication Studies major coursework, and 12 credit hours of elective coursework. College, military, technical school and prior learning credits 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 (30 hours)
Communication Studies Major Core (18 hours)
Electives (12 hours)

General Education Core (30 credit hours)

Biblical Studies (3 credit hours)

Communication (6 credit hours)

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

Elective Requirements (12 credit hours)

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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