Associate of Arts - Communication: Pre-Major

Associate of Arts Communication Pre-Major

Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Mequon Campus, Oak Creek Campus, West Allis Campus
  • Pathway: General Education
  • Program Code: 20-800-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August and January

About the Associate of Arts - Communication: Pre-Major Degree

DESCRIPTION

Liberal Arts and Sciences Four-Year College Transfer Program

The Associate of Arts with an emphasis on Communication Studies includes a combination of theory and pragmatic approaches to the wide-ranging field of Communication. Students will gain proficiency in a myriad of communication contexts, including, but not limited to, public speaking, conflict and communication, interpersonal, and intercultural communication. With a solid introduction to the Communication field of study, you will develop skills to generate captivating messages for wherever your career endeavors take you - nonprofit work, public relations assistant, or communications planner.

 

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Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts degree provides you with the first two years of bachelor’s degree credit courses that will transfer to four-year colleges and universities. The courses in this degree emphasize the humanities and allow students many options to analyze information, think critically and creatively, respect diversity and collaborate with others. Courses may be taken online or face to face. Students who plan to transfer should consult with the four-year college/university regarding specific requirements for a major and the credit transfer details.

DETAILED PROGRAM INFORMATION

2023-24 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
English – 6 credits required 6
ENG-201 English 1 ‡
ENG-202 English 2 ‡
Speech – 13 credits required 13

 

13 credits form any 200 level SPEECH course.

World/Foreign Language* – 4 credits required 4
Take 4 credits from any 200 level FLANG course
or 100 level INTP course.
See your Pathway advisor for details.
Social Sciences – 12 credits required 12
Select 200 level courses in the Social Science – See list of
courses in your program plan; discuss your selection with
your Pathway Advisor.
Mathematics – 3 credits required 3

 

Take 3 to 4 credits from level 200 MATH course.

Sciences – 7 credits required 7

 

(4 credits must be lab) See list of courses in your program
plan; discuss your selection with your Pathway Advisor.

Fine Arts – 3 credits required 3

 

 

ART-201

ART-202

ART-203

ART-204

MUSIC-205

ENG-207

SPEECH-212

 

Take three credits from the following courses:

Understanding Art 

Renaissance-Modern Art and Arch

Ancient to Medieval Art and Arch

Drawing From Observation

Music Appreciation

Creative Writing ‡

Introduction to Theater

Humanities – 6 credits required 6
Select 200-level courses in the Humanities - see list of
courses in Program Plan; discuss your selections with your
Pathway Advisor.
Diversity – 3 credits required
3
Select 200-level courses in the Diversity - see list of
courses in Program Plan; discuss your selections with your
Pathway Advisor.
Physical Education – 3 credits required 3
Select any 200-level PHYED course.

TOTAL CREDITS

60

‡ Prerequisite required.

*Students who completed four high school semesters of the same language with a grade of C or better can waive this requirement; the four waived credits must be made up with other 200-level credits. Successful completion of this degree requires a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or higher, with 25% of the credits taken at MATC. Students in their final semester should choose a course incorporating service learning. Curriculum requirements are subject to change.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

Important: Consult the four-year college or university you plan to attend regarding transferability of selected courses.

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2023-24 Program Cards

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Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Events Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Effective Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Global Awareness
  • Analytical/Critical Thinking
  • Professionalism
  • Scientific Method

Admission Requirement

  • A high school diploma or GED

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Last updated: 08/30/2023