2021-2022 College Catalog 
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2021-2022 College Catalog [Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Graduation Map: Communication Studies, AS-LAS for Transfer to ASU BA in Communication Studies

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About This Degree

Start Here / Finish There

NPC Faculty Mentor: Roger Fox (Roger.Fox@np.edu) 501.760.4270

  • This curriculum* is designed for persons who plan to obtain an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences (AS-LAS) degree at National Park College (NPC) and transfer to the Arkansas State University (ASU) to complete a Bachelor’s degree.
  • Prerequisite courses and/or developmental courses may need to be taken in addition to this suggested plan of study.

ASU Transfer Admission information and policies

Additional ASU admittance requirements for this program:

  • The student must complete the requirements necessary for general admission to ASU as well as specific admission to the ASU Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies program.
  • The student will have earned the Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences at NPC.
  • Admission requirements for students who transfer pursuant to this Agreement will be determined in the same manner as if their initial enrollment had been at ASU.

ASU Transfer Scholarship information and policies

NPUC Transfer Resources:   • Transfer 101  •  Transfer Checklists  •  Transfer FAQ

NPC Honors Program: The NPC Honors Program is accepting applications. Learn more about the NPC Honors Program.

How to Use the Graduation Map

Full-time? Part-time? Need developmental courses? Starting in the Spring or Summer?
Take courses in the order shown on the Graduation Map. See your academic advisor to help streamline your path toward degree completion.*

Scholarship recipients: Please be aware of eligibility criteria for your scholarship(s).  In particular, pay attention to (1) the enrollment requirements each semester for disbursement of your scholarship(s) and (2) the number of hours and GPA required each semester and/or year for renewal of your scholarship(s).  Graduation Maps provide a semester-by-semester course listing to allow you to graduate on time.  Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at (501) 760-6398 with any questions regarding enrollment/renewal requirements of your scholarship(s).

Semester 1 - Fall (13 Credit Hours)

Semester 2 - Spring (16 credit hours)

Semester 3 - Fall (16 Credit Hours)

Semester 4 - Spring (15 Credit Hours)

60 Credit Hours

Remaining Courses to be Completed at ASU - Communication Studies

Prefix Course # Course Name Credit Hours
    Major Requirements
Due to rotation, all courses may not be available every term
COMS 2243 Principles of Argumentation  
COMS 2313 Communication Theory  
COMS 2373 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication 15
COMS 3363 Communication Research Methods or  
COMS 3433 Communication Criticism  
COMS 4533 Communication Studies Capstone  
    Communication Studies Electives
18 of the 21 required hours must be upper-level courses
AD 3023 Principles of Advertising  
COMS 2253 Introduction to Health Communication  
COMS 3203 Business and Professional Communication  
COMS 3243 Principles of Persuasion  
COMS 3253 Principles of Listening  
COMS 3373 Gender Communication  
COMS 3433 Communication Criticism  
COMS 4203 Small Group Communication  
COMS 4243 Interpersonal Communication 21
COMS 4253 Intercultural Communication  
COMS 4263 Organizational Communication  
COMS 4313 Special Problems  
COMS 4323 Communication in Personal Relationships  
COMS 4373 Conflict Resolution  
COMS 4383 Computer Mediated Communication  
COMS 4403 Health Communication  
COMS 4423 Narratives in Health and Healing  
PR 3303 Principles of Public Relations  
PR 4603 Crisis Communication  
At least 12 hours must be upper-level courses
    Total ASU Credit Hours: 60
    Total Credit Hours: 120

Academic Year: 2021-2022
Revised: January, 2022

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