Lizzette Chavez

Lizzette Chavez

"I really love that the CHS building is right on medical mile." - Lizzette Chavez, nursing major Read More

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Glen Oaks Community College

Program Guide: Communication Studies

First Year

First Semester
ENG 121 3
MATH 151 4
World Perspectives elective 4
Elective 4
Second Semester
ENG 122 3
COM 150 3
Social Science elective 4
Elective 3

Second Year

First Semester
Science Lab elective 4
Humanities elective 4
Elective 4
COM 110 3
Second Semester
Elective 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Science elective 3
Social Science elective 3
Elective 3


  • Degree offered: B.S., B.A.. Students seeking the B.A. degree must demonstrate third semester proficiency in a foreign language.
  • Students may want to consider transferring after one year on basic courses. None of the prerequisite freshman/sophomore courses are not available at GOCC.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA).  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Humanities elective must be a non-COM course.   Please check with your community college for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • World Perspectives electives:  ENG 234, ANTH 201, LNG 261, REL 231, HIST 102
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ENG 201, SOC 121, SOC 220, HIST 201, HIST 202
  • Possible electives:  ART 260, ART 260



Communication Studies is a multidisciplinary liberal arts and professional field. At Grand Valley a student may choose a general major in communications studies or one of six specialized majors. These majors include: Film and Video Production, Photography, Theatre, Advertising and Public Relations, Multimedia Journalism, and Health Communications.

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