Communication Studies

Associate of Arts (DTA)

Communication studies cover a wide range of communication areas, including public speaking, mass media and multicultural communications. This area of study helps prepare students for a variety of professions, including business, law, teaching and ministry.

Begin with an Associate of Arts (DTA) degree with direct transfer into a Bachelor degree program. The Associate of Arts (DTA) degree consists of 90 quarter credits earned in General Requirements, Distribution Requirements and Electives. The public community colleges and the four-year colleges and universities of the State of Washington have an established direct transfer agreement. That agreement allows students who hold the Associate of Arts (DTA) degree to transfer at least 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) to four-year institutions for the purpose of satisfying most or all of the general education requirements of the receiving institution.

Degree Program

Recommended Courses
Career Options

The following courses are recommended for students wishing to earn a four-year degree in Communication Studies. Substitutions may be made, provided that the degree plan is followed for the Associate of Arts (DTA) degree. Consult with an advisor for other program options.

Communication majors may use communication courses to fulfill humanities distribution requirements only at University of Washington, Western Washington University, Seattle Pacific University and Pacific Lutheran University.

* Consult with Communications advisor for individual programs.

** These courses have prerequisites.

Degree Worksheet (PDF) Associate of Arts (DTA) Degree
2018-2019 Distribution Course List (PDF)

First Year
Fall Winter Spring

ENGL&101**

CMST&101**

NAT.SCI.DIST*

P.E. ACTIVITY

ENGL102**

CMST&220*

NAT.SCI.DIST*

P.E. ACTIVITY

QUANT. SKILLS

PSYC&101**

NAT.SCI DIST.*

P.E. ACTIVITY

Second Year
Fall Winter Spring

POLSCI

HUMAN 101*

SOC&101*

HIST& 147

CMST 110

HUMAN DIST.

ENGL103**  

HIST&148**

CMST&230

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