Communications Studies

Prerequisites for specific courses are noted in the IVCC Catalog.

WHAT FOLLOWS IS A SAMPLE CURRICULUM FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS pursuing either an Associate in Arts Degree or Associate in Science Degree (guide sheets in Counseling Center).  Program requirements vary from university to university.  Consult a Counselor to choose your courses.

First YearCredits
ENG 1001 English Composition I3  
JRN 1001 Intro To The Mass Media3  
SPH 1001 Fundamentals of Speech3  
Fine Arts Group II3  
ENG 1002 English Composition II  3
Humanities/Fine Arts Group I, II, or III  3
Major Course - Select a Univ. requirement   3
Social Sciences  3
Life or Physical Sciences Lab  4
Year Total: 15 16
Second YearCredits
Elective Course3  
Elective Course4  
Humanities Group I3  
Health and Wellness1  
Major Course - Select a Univ. requirement3  
Social Science3  
Elective Course  3
Elective Course  3
Humanities/Fine Arts Group I, II, III, or IV  3
Health and Wellness  1
Social Sciences  3
Life or Physical Science  3
Year Total: 17 16
Total Credit Hours:  64


  • Minimum 64 Semester Hours with 2.0 GPA
  • Gen Ed Requirements for AA or AS degree
  • "C" or better in ENG 1001, ENG 1002, and SPH 1001
  • Global Appreciation Requirement (2 courses)
  • Application for Graduation


CSI 1002, EDC 2000, FLM 2009
Foreign Language: 1001, 2001 (Fall only) 1002, 2002 (Spring only) JRN 1002, SPH 1002, THE 2001

For Science Gen Ed requirements 1 course must be completed in Life Science and 1 course in Physical Science.  Based on transfer school, student may need a 4 hour Math course in the Fall of Year 1. 2/21/18