Communication

Taking the following courses will prepare you for communication at any UC campus that offers the major.

Expected coursework

  • Statistics
  • Introduction to communication studies (includes mass communication and interpersonal communication; depending on CCC, 1 or 2 terms)
  • Choose 1 course from the following:
    • Symbolic logic
    • Introduction to computer science
    • Introduction to cultural studies/culture & communication studies
  • Choose 3 courses from the following:
    • Public speaking
    • Linguistics
    • Introduction to psychology
    • Introduction to sociology

Full sequences can take two to four terms to complete (depending on whether your institution is on semesters or quarters), so you'll want to start them early. Use ASSIST to find the specific classes offered at your community college that will satisfy the expected coursework. In addition to the specific coursework above, you will need to fulfill minimum requirements expected of all transfer applicants to UC.

Associate Degree for Transfer

If you're working on an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) in communication at your community college with the goal of applying to CSU as well as UC, there's a lot of overlap in coursework. The only difference between what UC expects and what CSU requires is that UC expects statistics, while CSU doesn't.

Applicable majors

The Communication pathway applies to the degree programs listed below. (More may be added in the year ahead.)

  • Communication, A.B. at Davis
  • Communication, B.A. at San Diego
  • Communication, B.A. at Santa Barbara
  • Communication studies, B.A. at Los Angeles
  • Media studies, A.B. at Berkeley

Campus GPA requirements

Admission to different UC campuses and majors varies in competitiveness depending on how many students apply and how many slots are available. As a result, the minimum GPA and grade requirements for particular courses may vary from campus to campus. Make sure to look on the campus admissions websites to find minimum expected grade point averages for the major you are interested in.

Transfer Pathways

Communication is one of UC's top majors offering a new Transfer Pathway: a single set of courses students can take to prepare for admission to any of UC’s nine undergraduate campuses.

Tools to help you prepare