2024-2025 College Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog

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 (AS-LAS) 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

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

General Education Core - 35 Credit Hours

60 Credit Hours

See your NPC advisor for degree and graduation information
* Denotes NPC courses included in the Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS)

Remaining Courses to be Completed at ASU - Communication Studies: 60 Credit Hours

Prefix Course # Course Name Credit Hours
    Major Requirements
Due to rotation, all courses may not be available every term
COMS 2243 Principles of Argumentation 15
COMS 2313 Communication Theory
COMS 2373 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
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
STCM 3023 Principles of Advertising 21
COMS 2253 Introduction to Health Communication
COMS 3203 Business and Professional Communication
COMS 3243 Principles of Persuasion
COMS 3253 Principles of Listening
COMS 3263 Humor, Communication and Political Discourse
COMS 3373 Gender Communication
COMS 3433 Communication Criticism
COMS 3463 Communication Research Methods
COMS 4203 Small Group Communication
COMS 4243 Interpersonal Communication
COMS 4253 Intercultural Communication
COMS 4263 Organizational Communication
COMS 431V 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
COMS 4433 Health Communication Campaign
COMS 4503 Internship in Communication Studies
STCM 3003 Principles of Public Relations
STCM 4603 Crisis Communication

At least 21 hours must be upper-level courses

    45 upper-level hours required  
    Total ASU Credit Hours: 60
    Total Credit Hours: 120

Academic Year: 2023-2024
Revised: March, 2023

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