Justin Ebert

Justin Ebert

"I'm continually astounded and humbled by the caliber of the faculty that teach here and the sincere interest that they have in the success of their students." - Justin Ebert, classics and economics double major Read More

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Grand Rapids Community College

Program Guide: Communication Studies

First Year

First Semester
EN 100 or 101 3
COM 131 3
PS 110 3
MTA Approved MA course 4
Humanities elective 3
16
Second Semester
EN 102 3
Science lab elective 4
World Perspective elective 3
Elective 4
14
 

Second Year

First Semester
Elective 3
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Science elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
15
Second Semester
Humanities elective 3
Social Science elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
15
 

NOTES:

  • Degrees offered: B.A., B.S.
  • Students should choose electives from:  JR 254, COM 135, COM 236, COM 227, BA 174, JR 266, HU 240, JR 251, JR 252 PO 102, PO 105, TH 243, TH  245
  • Students seeking the B.A. degree are required to demonstrate third semester competence in a foreign language. MA 215 is required for the B.S. degree.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer agreement (MTA).  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Humanities electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Social science elective must be a non-PS course.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • This is designed for students interested in general communication. Students interested in a specific major in communication should contact an advisor.
  • IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT STUDENTS SEE THE GRCC COUNSELING AND CAREER CENTER FOR A LIST OF COURSES THAT WILL FULFILL ELECTIVES.
  • World Perspectives electives:  AN 201, AN 210, AN 285, BA 288, EC 290, EN 252, EN 281, EN 282, FR 232, GR 232, GE 135, GE 210, GE 296, HS 101, HS 102, HS 120, HS 121, HS 230, HS 239, HS 240, HS 241, HS 242, HS 290, HS 295, PS 201, PS 202, PS 215, SP 232
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  AN 280, COM 235, EN 251, EN 261, EN 270, EN 271, EN 272, EN 278, GE 281, HS 215, HS 249, HS 250, HS 281, PL 207, SO 254, SO 260, SO 261, SO 262, SO 265, SO 270

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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

Admissions Office • 1 Campus Drive • Allendale MI 49401-9403
Phone (616) 331-2025 • 1-800-748-0246 • admissions@gvsu.edu