May 30, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

University Parallel, A.S. - Mass Communication (TTP)


Degree: Associate of Science
Major: University Parallel
Area of Emphasis: Mass Communication

For more information, 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. This pathway is for students planning to continue their education to earn a bachelor’s degree in mass communication or related fields.

Transfer Options
Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTPs) are advising tools designed to help community college students plan for transferring to a Tennessee public university or select regionally accredited, non-profit Tennessee private colleges and universities to complete their baccalaureate degree. The TTPs also constitute an agreement between community colleges and four-year colleges/universities confirming that community college courses meet major preparation requirements. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note: Due to the transferability to a four-year institution, there are to be no course substitutions where a specific course is required in the TTP curriculum guide.  

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the E-Proficiency Profile (EPP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/graduation/exit-exams.

CIP Code: (16) 24.0101.01

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Footnotes


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.

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.

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 (Any COMM prefix course preferred) 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 (Any COMM prefix course preferred) Credits: (4)