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Associate of Arts Louisiana Transfer (Mass Communication Concentration)

The goal of the Louisiana Transfer Associate Degree is to maximize the transfer process, meet the needs of students who enroll in a 2-year college with the intent to work toward a baccalaureate, and develop a universal transfer program for which the coursework completed in pursuit of the degree will be accepted by all public universities in the state.

Learning Outcomes:

Recipients of the Associate of Science Louisiana Transfer degree will have demonstrated:

  1. comprehension of college-level material in the general education curriculum consisting of English composition, mathematics/analytical reasoning, natural sciences, humanities, social/behavioral sciences, and fine arts;
  2. proficiency in general education competencies including reading, written communications, oral communication, mathematical computation, critical thinking, library skills, and computer literacy; and
  3. comprehension of basic concepts derived from concentration or track specific courses in disciplines based upon the student's area of interest and anticipated baccalaureate major.

Required courses for Associate of Arts Louisiana Transfer – Mass Communication Concentration:

Freshman Year
First Semester Hours
ENGL 101: Composition and Rhetoric I 3
MATH 102: College Algebra 3
  Natural Science Sequence 1 3
COMM 211: Newswriting 3
  Behavioral/Social Sciences Elective 2 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 102: Composition and Rhetoric II 3
SPCH 110: Principles of Speech 3
  Natural Science Sequence 1 3
  Humanities Elective 3 3
  Communication Elective 8 3
    15
     
Sophomore Year
First Semester Hours
  Mathematics Elective 4 3
  Humanities Elective - Literature 5 3
  Behavioral/Social Sciences Elective (200-Level) 2 3
  Humanities Elective 3 3
  Behavioral/Social Sciences Elective 2 3
    15
     
Second Semester Hours
  Natural Science - Other Discipline 6 3
  Fine Arts Elective 7 3
  Humanities Elective 3 3
  Behavioral/Social Sciences Elective 2 3
  Humanities or Social/Behavioral Sciences or Communication Elective 9 3
    15
     
Total Credit Hours 60
     
Students must demonstrate competency in computer literacy by successful completion of a competency exam or through completion of a college level computer science course (CIS 105).
     
Students must make a “C” or higher in all courses which satisfy graduation requirements in order to receive the Associate of Arts Louisiana Transfer in Mass Communication from BPCC.
     
1 Natural Science Sequence: BLGY 101 and BLGY 102, BLGY 105 and BLGY 106; CHEM 101 and CHEM 102; CHEM 107 and CHEM 108; PHSC 105 and PHSC 106; or PHYS 201 and PHYS 202. (Note: 0-1 hour lab course when applicable)
     
2 Behavioral/Social Sciences Elective: ANTH 201, ANTH 202; BADM 201, BADM 202; GPHY 101, GPHY 102; POSC 201, POSC 202; PSYC 201, PSYC 202, PSYC 205, PSYC 206, PSYC 210, PSYC 215, PSYC 220, PSYC 225; or SLGY 201, SLGY 202, SLGY 203, SLGY 207
     
3 Humanities Elective: ENGL 201, ENGL 202, ENGL 255, ENGL 256, FREN 101, FREN 102, FREN 201; HIST 101, HIST 102, HIST 103, HIST 104, HIST 201, HIST 202, HIST 203; RLGN 201, RLGN 202; SPAN 101, SPAN 102, SPAN 201; or SPCH 115
     
4 Mathematics Elective: MATH 111, MATH 112, MATH 114, MATH 124, MATH 131, MATH 210, MATH 250, MATH 251, or MATH 252
     
5 Humanities – Literature Course - ENGL 201, ENGL 202, ENGL 255, ENGL 256
     
6 Natural Science - Other Discipline:
BIOLOGICAL
- BLGY 101, BLGY 105, BLGY 106, BLGY 107, BLGY 120, BLGY 201, BLGY 224; MICR 110, MICR 206; SCI 101; ZLGY 201;
PHYSICAL
- CHEM 101,CHEM 107; PHSC 105, PHSC 106, PHSC 107, PHSC 110, PHSC 111; PHYS 201; SCI 101 (Note: 0-1 hour lab course when applicable)
     
7 Fine Arts Elective: ART 201, ART 202, ART 206; MUSC 120; THTR 101, THTR 131; COMM 240
     
8 Communication Elective: COMM 130, COMM 170; COMM 175, COMM 201, COMM 202, COMM 203, COMM 207, COMM 210, COMM 211, COMM 212, COMM 225, COMM 240, COMM 250, COMM 256, COMM 259, COMM 280, COMM 281, COMM 299
     
9 Choose from any Humanities, Behavioral/Social Sciences or Communication elective listed above.
     
Note: The anticipated major or area of interest will impact the type and number of communication classes that should be completed.
     
The Louisiana Transfer Associate Degree consists of 39 hours of General Education (GenEd) and 21 hours of additional coursework.  Students who enter a four-year public university with this degree will have met the institution's general education requirements and will be granted upper division (junior) status.  This guarantee applies to those who successfully complete the degree with the required grade of "C" or better in each course.

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