The major in Communication Studies is an interdisciplinary program leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. It seeks to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the nature of human communication, the symbol systems by which it functions, the environments in which it occurs, its media, and its effects. Employing critical and empirical approaches, the major draws its resources from the social sciences, humanities, and fine arts. The concentration in mass communication centers on formal and institutional communication systems and the macrocosmic social contexts in which they function; the concentration in interpersonal communication centers on face-to-face communicative interaction in the small group environment. Other concentrations in Communications may include communicative disorders; speech pathology; speech; journalism (i.e. newspaper/magazine) radio television and film; and other media services.  Below are some examples of the courses required for this major.

Cal Poly Pomona
Communication: Organizational Communication
SPCH 100, 101, 104, 108
MATH 136

Communication Journalism or
Communication Public Relations
SPCH 104
MATH 136
CS/IS 124
JOURN 101 or  MCOMM 101
JOURN 102
SPCH 108 (Public Relations only)
Additional courses for Journalism
PHOTO 101
JOURN 110 or PHOTO 108

UC Los Angeles
THIS MAJOR IS HIGHLY SELECTIVE;
applications undergo review by faculty
in the Communication Studies Department.
Students must complete 7 major prep
courses with a minimum of four completed
by the fall term prior to transfer.
A minimum UC-transferable cumulative
GPA of 3.70 is required for faculty
review. UCLA's transfer selection
process, visit www.commstudies.ucla.edu

MATH 136
SPCH 101 or 102
Select 3 course from:
POL S 101
PSYCH 101
SOC 101
ECON 101 

UC Santa Barbara
Communication
MATH 136

CSU Northridge
No lower division courses offered at GCC

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 
Communication Studies
SPCH 100, 103 
Support courses: 
HIST 101
MATH 136
PSYCH 101 

CSU Dominguez
Media Studies
Public Relations/Advertising

JOURN 101 or MCOMM 101
JOURN 102
PHOTO 101 or JOURN 110

San Diego State University
Communications -Applied
Communications - Liberal Arts
Complete with a minimum GPA of 2.75
SPCH 101
This major also has a Language Requirement competency.
Students must successfully complete the third college
semester in one foreign language to fulfill the graduation
requirement.

Loyola Marymount University
SPCH 101 or 111
SPCH 104, 105

CSU Los Angeles
ENGL 104 - University Requirement
SPCH 103, 104, 106 

CSU Fullerton
Please note that double counting of COMM
courses for general education and major
requirements is not permitted.
Advertising Concentration
MCOMM 101

Entertainment Studies Concentration
Visual Journalism Concentration
Photocommunications
Public Relations Concentrations

MCOMM 101
JOURN 102

Print Journalism Concentration
Broadcast Journalism Concentration
MCOMM 101
JOURN 102, 103 and 104, 106

CSU Long Beach
IMPACTED MAJOR
Communication Studies
Interpersonal and Organizational Communication
Communication, Culture and Public Affairs

SPCH 100, 101, 104

UC Berkeley
Media Studies
http://ls.berkeley.edu/ugis/mediastudies
The Media Studies major at Berkeley is not a
media production major. Rather, it uses
perspectives from the social sciences and
humanities to examine the mass media.
Admission to Berkeley does not guarantee
admission to a particular major. Students must
submit a separate application to the department
after arrival at Berkeley.Departmental-level
admission to the Media Studies major is
competitive. Students must present strong
grades in prerequisite courses.

AP scores cannont be used to satisfy the
major prerequisites
.

One course from each group
Group I
HIST 118
Group II
POL SCI 101
Group III
ANTHRO 102
ECON 101 and 102
PSYCH 101
SOC 101
Group IV
MCOMM 101

UC Davis
Communication
Transfer students must earn an overall transfer GPA of 2.80 or higher to be competitive candidates for admission to this major. Candidates must complete
courses comparable to the following UC Davis courses with a GPA of at least 3.00 for the course(*).
SPCH 101 or 100
PSYCH 101*
SOC 101*
MATH 136 *


NOTE: AGREEMENTS CONCERNING TRANSFER ARE CONSTANTLY BEING UPDATED, THEREFORE, THE STUDENT IS CAUTIONED TO CHECK WITH A COUNSELOR OR THE TRANSFER CENTER FOR CURRENT TRANSFER INFORMATION.

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