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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 Sequence1 3
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective2 3
COMM 211: Newswriting 3
Second Semester Hours
ENGL 102: Composition and Rhetoric II 3
SPCH 110: Public Speaking 3
  Natural Science Sequence1 3
  Humanities Elective3 3
  Communication Elective8 3
Sophomore Year
Third Semester Hours
  Mathematics Elective4 3
  Humanities Elective - Literature5 3
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective (200-Level)2 3
  Humanities Elective3 3
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective2 3
Fourth Semester Hours
  Natural Science - Other Discipline6 3
  Fine Arts Elective7 3
  Humanities Elective3 3
  Social/Behavioral Science Elective2 3
  Humanities or Social/Behavioral Science or Communication Elective9 3
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 meet pre-requisites before taking any given course. Students must make a C or higher in all courses which satisfy graduation requirements in order to receive the Associate of Arts - Louisiana Transfer Mass Communication concentration from BPCC.
1Natural Science Sequence: BLGY 101 and 102; BLGY 105 and 106; CHEM 101 and 102; CHEM 107 and 108; PHSC 105 and 106; PHYS 201 and 202; SCI 101 and 102 
2Social/Behavioral Science Elective: ANTH 201, 202; BADM 201, 202; GPHY 101, 102; POSC 201, 202; PSYC 201, 202, 205, 206, 210, 215, 220, 225; or SLGY 201, 202, 203, 207
3Humanities Elective: ENGL 201, 202, 255, 256, 257; FREN 101, 102, 201; HIST 101, 102, 103, 104, 201, 202, 203; RLGN 201, 202, 203; SPAN 101, 102, 201;
4Mathematics Elective: MATH 111, 112, 114, 124, 131, 210, 250, 251, 252, 253
5Humanities - Literature Course: ENGL 201, 202, 255, 256, 257
6Natural Science - Other Discipline: BLGY 101, 105, 106, 107, 120, 201; MICR 206; ZLGY 201; CHEM 101, 107; PHSC 105, 106, 107, 110, 111; PHYS 201; SCI 101, 102
7Fine Arts Elective: ART 201, 202, 206; MUSC 120, 121; THTR 101, 131; COMM 240
8Communication Elective: COMM 130, 170, 175, 201, 202, 203, 207, 210, 212, 213, 225, 240, 250, 256, 259, 280, 281, 299
9Choose from any Humanities, Social/Behavioral Science or Communication elective listed above.
All BPCC students are expected to be familiar with College policies, requirements, procedures and regulations. Students must assume final responsibility for being acquainted with College policies. In no case will a regulation be waived or an exception be granted because a student pleads ignorance of the regulation. Students pursuing associate degrees, academic certificates, or technical competency areas at BPCC must declare their intent to do so. Curricular requirements become effective at the date of the declaration of the academic major and do not date from the point of original enrollment in the College. If the student resigns or does not enroll for one semester, the student would have to meet the requirements of a new curriculum. The student is responsible for all the requirements of the degree program and should consult with his/her academic advisor regularly. Each student assumes the responsibility for scheduling courses which are applicable to degrees and for taking courses in proper sequence to ensure the orderly progression of work.
The Louisiana Transfer Associate Degree consists of 39 hours of General Education (Gen Ed) and 21 hours of additional coursework. Students who enter a four-year public university with this degree will have met the institutions general education requirements and will be granted (junior) status. This guarantee applies to those who successfully complete the degree with the required grade of "C" or better in each course.
Courses or GPA requirements for specific majors, departments, or schools are not automatically satisfied by an AALT degree.
The anticipated major or area of interest will impact the type and number of communication classes that should be completed.

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