Nov 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Mass Communication - 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.

The Department of Communication offers several degree programs.  Communication is the study of human interaction in interpersonal, group and public settings. The Associate of Science in Mass Communication is a two-year program for students planning to continue their education to earn a bachelor's degree in mass communication 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.

CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Footnotes


¹ Students who plan to transfer to MTSU and major in Commercial Songwriting, Audio Production, or Music Business should take College Algebra and earn a C or higher to fulfill this requirement.
² Students transferring to MTSU in Recording Industry with a focus in Audio Production or Commercial Songwriting need to take Music Theory I instead of a Media Writing course.
³ Practicum courses are excluded as acceptable electives. Students should consult the catalog or a program advisor at the transferring institution for selection of mass communication electives.

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)


First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


  • Mass Communication Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)3
  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature Course - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Electives - Non-Mass Communication (COMM Prefix) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)


  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)
  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Electives - Non-Mass Communication (COMM Prefix) Credits: (4)

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