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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Studies - A.S. (TTP)

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For more information on this program, contact the Humanities division at 615-230-3200 or at humanities@volstate.edu.

Communication is the study of human interaction in interpersonal, group and public settings. The Associate of Science in Communication Studies is a two-year program for students planning to continue their education to earn a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies or related fields.

Transfer Options

The Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) degree is designed to create a smooth transition to all public universities offering a Baccalaureate degree in this major by guaranteeing the transferability of all courses. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note:  There are to be no course substitutions in this program.  

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/testing.

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (10)

  • Communication Elective (Any non-asterisk approved COMM course) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Electives (Any non-asterisk course)  Credits: (7)

Communication Electives- Credits (9)

Choose three courses from the following list1

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)

Career and Salary Information

The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed. 

Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
Sales Representative $22,460 $44,490
Human Resources Specialist $31,140 $51,200
Labor Relations Specialist $18,250 $66,340

Recommended Schedule

This is a recommended schedule.  Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Electives (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (3)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)

  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog)  Credits: (3)
  • Communication Elective (Any non-asterisk approved COMM course) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Electives (Any non-asterisk course)  Credits: (1)


¹ Since either COMM 2025 or COMM 2045 will be used to fulfill the General Education Communications requirement, only one of these courses may be applied as an elective.

It is recommended that you contact your advisor to ensure you take the most appropriate Communications courses prior to transfer.

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