The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer with a focus in communication includes courses that are commonly required for the major and meets lower-division general education requirements at all Oregon public universities. A communications degree can lead to a career in teaching, the hospitality industry, journalism, broadcast and cyber media, human resources, business management, public relations, politics, law, or the arts.
Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes
While this program has no formal entrance requirements, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met before enrollment.
|Course ||Title ||Credits |
|WR 121||Academic Composition||4|
|WR 122||Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition||4|
|or WR 227|| Technical Writing|
Oregon public universities offer a variety of programs for communication majors seeking a bachelor’s or more advanced degree. Some Oregon two-year and four-year institutions require four-credit communication courses, so students transferring may find it helpful to take a one-credit course, such as COMM 250 Listening, COMM 252 Team Skills, COMM 253 Conflict Management, or COMM 255 Free Expression and Public Assembly to supplement a three-credit communication course.
Oregon State University-Cascades offers a communication minor; contact the OSU-C admissions office for more information. OSU’s (Corvallis) department of Speech Communication offers undergraduate programs leading to Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees with concentrations in communication or theatre arts. Additionally, OSU students can complete a minor either in communication or theatre arts. At the graduate level they participate in the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program.
Oregon Institute of Technology's Communication Department offers a BS in Communication Studies or Professional Writing with an optional certificate in Dispute Resolution. They also offer minors in Human Communication or Technical Communication.
Southern Oregon University’s Department of Communication provides students the opportunity to develop verbal and nonverbal communication knowledge and skills through two majors: Communication Studies and Social Media and Public Engagement.
The University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication offers majors in four areas: advertising, journalism, media studies, and public relations.
Western Oregon University’s Communication Studies program offers a 60-credit-hour major and a 24-credit-hour minor in Speech Communication.
- Academic Requirements:
- Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
- Options for additional standards:
- All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.