Communication

Program Goals Statement

Students explore the fundamentals of human communication in theory and practice, analyze the historic and contemporary role of mass media and emerging new media in an increasingly diverse society, and develop communication skills while completing the first two years of a baccalaureate degree in communication.

Program Information

  • This transfer program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete their baccalaureate program.
  • Based on advising and assessment of individual needs and direction, students may select a cluster of communication-related courses and gain practical experience through field-based learning.
  • Students gain marketable skills from professors who engage students with tangible examples from industry experience.

 After Bristol

  • Qualified Communication students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and may choose from among a variety of careers to pursue that are related to the communication field including journalism, media production and public relations.
  • Bristol participates in the statewide MassTransfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements which guarantee admission and credit transfer. For a complete listing of eligible MassTransfer programs and current Bristol articulation agreements, visit the Transfer Affairs website at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer 

Infused General Education Competencies 

Ethical Dimensions, Multicultural and Social Perspectives, Information Literacy, and Critical Thinking

MassTransfer A2B Pathway

The Communication program is a MassTransfer A2B Mapped Program with some Massachusetts State Universities. When choosing electives, complete an A2B Program Search to determine available transfer institutions and to ensure all credits will be transferred and applied to your degree.

Degree Requirements

General Courses

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
18

Elective Courses

Course #
Title
Credits
Free Elective  +
3
Behavioral and Social Science Elective  +
3
Behavioral and Social Science Elective  +
3
Lab Science Elective  +
4
Science Elective  +
3 - 4
Sub-Total Credits
19-20

Program Electives

Take four program electives if the Information Literacy Elective is waived.

Course #
Title
Credits
Communication Information Literacy Elective  +
0 - 3
Communication Program Electives  +
9 - 12
Sub-Total Credits
12
Total credits:
61-62

Course Sequencing

 

 

Item #
Title
Credits
Behavioral and Social Science Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15
Item #
Title
Credits
Lab Science Elective  +
4
Sub-Total Credits
16
Item #
Title
Credits
Behavioral and Social Science Elective  +
3
Science Elective  +
3 - 4
Program Elective  +
3
Program Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15-16
Item #
Title
Credits
Behavioral and Social Science Elective  +
3
Free Elective  +
3
Program Elective  +
3
Program Elective  +
3
Program Elective  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
18

Overview

Program

Degree

Associate in Arts

Campus

Degree Offered

Associate in Arts in Communication

Program Contact

Shelly Murphy
Program Chair
Shelly.Murphy@BristolCC.edu

Jennifer Puniello
Dean of Arts and Humanities
Jennifer.Puniello@BristolCC.edu

Avis Rupert
Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities
Avis.Rupert@BristolCC.edu