Jul 20, 2018  
2018-2019 GCC Catalog 
  
2018-2019 GCC Catalog

CSCU Pathway Transfer Degree: Communication Studies, A.A.


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With this degree, you will be able to transfer to the following majors:

At Central Connecticut State University Strategic Communications, B.A.
At Eastern Connecticut State University Communication, B.S.
At Southern Connecticut State University Communication - Advertising and Promotions, B.S.
  Communication - Film, Television, and Digital Production, B.S.
  Personal and Professional Communication, B.S.
At Western Connecticut State University Communication - Communication Studies, B.A.
At Charter Oak State College General Studies - Communication Concentration, B.A.

Here is the recommended course of study for the Communication Studies Transfer Degree. If you are studying part-time, simply follow the order of the courses listed here.  Note that not all courses will be available every semester. You will notice that in many instances you will be able to choose the specific course you will take from within a category.

Please contact a campus advisor for more information:

Professor Lauren Doninger, LDoninger@gatewayct.edu

First Semester


  • COM* 173 - Public Speaking 3 credits
  • ENG* 101 - Composition 3 credits
  • Choose one course in Historical Knowledge and Understanding 3 credits
  • Choose one course in Aesthetic Dimensions 3 credits
  • Choose one Unrestricted Elective*
  • * You are free to choose any courses at or above the 100-level to complete unrestricted electives, although you may need to use these credits to take courses that prepare you for required courses in the degree program. You should also consider using unrestricted electives to meet foreign language requirements at Central, Eastern, and Western Connecticut State Universities or to begin work on completing a minor.  Central Connecticut State University will require that you complete a minor by earning at least 18 credits in one area outside your major field–you must complete at least 9 of those minor credits at Central. You can also complete other General Education requirements for CCSU, SCSU, WCSU, and COSC–but not ECSU.  You are encouraged to meet with your advisor to determine which courses to select.

    In order to graduate and be guaranteed admission to a State University or to Charter Oak State College, you must earn an overall 2.0 grade point average.

Total Semester Credits: 15


Second Semester


  • COM* 101 - Introduction to Mass Communication 3 credits
  • Choose one course in Written Communication II 3 credits
  • Choose one course in Scientific Reasoning 3-4 credits
  • Choose one course in Quantitative Reasoning 3 credits
  • Choose one Unrestricted Elective*
  • * You are free to choose any courses at or above the 100-level to complete unrestricted electives, although you may need to use these credits to take courses that prepare you for required courses in the degree program. You should also consider using unrestricted electives to meet foreign language requirements at Central, Eastern, and Western Connecticut State Universities or to begin work on completing a minor.  Central Connecticut State University will require that you complete a minor by earning at least 18 credits in one area outside your major field–you must complete at least 9 of those minor credits at Central. You can also complete other General Education requirements for CCSU, SCSU, WCSU, and COSC–but not ECSU.  You are encouraged to meet with your advisor to determine which courses to select.

Total Semester Credits: 15-16


Third Semester


Begin the transfer application process in your third semester or the semester before you plan to raduae. FAFSA becomes available October 1.

  • COM* 121 - Journalism I 3 credits
  • or

  • COM* 141 - Television Production I 3 credits
  • or

  • COM* 172 - Interpersonal Communication 3 credits
  • Choose one course in Scientific Knowledge and Understanding 3-4 credits
  • Choose one course in Social Phenomena 3 credits
  • Choose one course in General Education I - Creativity 3 credits
  • Choose one Unrestricted Elective* 3 credits
  • * You are free to choose any courses at or above the 100-level to complete unrestricted electives, although you may need to use these credits to take courses that prepare you for required courses in the degree program. You should also consider using unrestricted electives to meet foreign language requirements at Central, Eastern, and Western Connecticut State Universities or to begin work on completing a minor.  Central Connecticut State University will require that you complete a minor by earning at least 18 credits in one area outside your major field–you must complete at least 9 of those minor credits at Central. You can also complete other General Education requirements for CCSU, SCSU, WCSU, and COSC–but not ECSU.  You are encouraged to meet with your advisor to determine which courses to select.

Total Semester Credits: 15-16


Fourth Semester


During your last semester at GCC, don’t forget to apply for graduation!

  • Choose one course in Critical Thinking and Logical Analysis 3 credits
  • Choose one course in Oral Communications 3 credits
  • Choose one course in General Education II - Global Knowledge 3 credits
  • Choose two additional Communications courses 6 credits

Total Semester Credits: 15


Total Program Credits: 60-61


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