Associate in Science (A.S.)

Curriculum Requirements

As a student in this program, you are required to complete a minimum of 64 credit hours with a grade point average of no lower than C (2.0). For this degree program, you must successfully complete the following:


  • ENG 101 Composition I
  • ENG 102 Introduction to Reading Literature
  • COM/ENG 223 Media Writing
  • 3 credit hours of Humanities Electives

Social Science

  • 3 credit hours of History (HIS) Electives
  • 9 credit hours of Social Science Electives


  • 9 credit hours of Mathematics Electives/Science Electives* (Must include at least one Mathematics and one Science course.)


  • COM 110 Public Speaking
  • COM 123 Video Production I
  • COM 202 Introduction to Mass Communication

Choose one of the following Advisement Areas:

Digital Video Advisement Area

  • BUS/COM 122 Video Advertising or COM/DIG 200 Audio for Film and Video
  • COM 220 Digital Video Editing
  • 3 credit hours of Business Elective

Communications Advisement Area

  • COM 100 Human Communication
  • 3 credit hours of Communications (COM) Electives
  • 3 credit hours of General Electives


  • THE 102 Acting I


  • BUS 229 Advertising

Health/Physical Education Elective

  • 3 credit hours of Health/Physical Education (HPE) Electives

General Elective

  • 3 credit hours of General Electives*


* Dependent on Advisement Area

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