Nov 22, 2019  
2019-2020 NOVA Catalog 
  
2019-2020 NOVA Catalog

Liberal Arts: Communication Studies Specialization, A.A.


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CIP Code: 24.0103
NOVA Code: 6482

Offered through AL, AN, LO, MA, NOL, WO

Purpose: This program is designed for students who wish to study speech communication at the college level or who wish to transfer to a four-year institution for a baccalaureate degree.

Transfer Information: Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of the transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

Two Years


Total 13-14 credits


2nd Semester


Total 15-16 credits


3rd Semester


Total 16 credits


Total 16 credits


Total credits for the A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts with a Specialization in Communication Studies: 60-62 credits


Placement testing determines initial foreign language level. Students who place directly into intermediate level foreign language or ASL may take any General Education course to meet the required number of credits. Waivers or credit by exam for previous experience is available for some languages. See the ‘World Language Credit and Waiver’ section of the [Credit for Prior Learning Manual]. Students must take sufficient General Education Elective courses so that they can apply at least 60 credits toward the Liberal Arts degree.

2 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives . Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

3 May substitute any higher-level mathematics course. See transfer requirements. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 261  and MTH 263 . Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 262  and MTH 264 .

4 Select from the following: CST 100 , CST 110 , or CST 229 .

5 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives .

6 Any 200-level literature course with an ENG prefix satisfies this requirement.

7 See HIS courses listed under social/behavioral sciences under General Education Electives . A second HIS elective is not required if selected World Languages total more than 15 credits.

8 See biology, chemistry, ENV 121 -ENV 122 , physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives . Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

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