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Communication Studies

Required Core Courses (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
COMM 001 Public Speaking 3 units

List A: Select any two from below (6 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
COMM 004 Small Group Discussion 3 units
COMM 008 Interpersonal Communication 3 units
COMM 020 Argumentation and Debate 3 units

List B: Any two of the following or any course not used from List A (6 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
COMM 010/H Persuasive Speaking or Honors 3 units
COMM 012 Intercultural Communication 3 units

List C: Any one of the following or any course not used above (3 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
COMM 007 Survey of Communications: Career Building Strategies 3 units
ANTH 003 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 units
PSYC 001 General Psychology 3 units
SOCI 001 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
ENGL 001B Critical Thinking Through Literature 3 units
ENGL 001C/H Critical Thinking and Writing or Honors 3 units

Major Requirements: 18 units

CSU GE Breadth or IGETC for CSU Requirements: 37 or 39 units

Elective Units As Needed To Total 60 CSU Transferable Units

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this transfer degree:

  • will earn an Associate’s Degree from West Valley College
  • are guaranteed admission to a campus in the CSU system
  • will be prepared to start upper division coursework at the CSU
  • will not need to complete more than 60 units after transfer

CSUs with Similar Majors

A complete and up-to-date listing of the similar CSU majors can be found by visiting

For more information, please speak with a counselor from Counseling or Transfer.

Important Notes

  • Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with an overall GPA of at least 2.0
  • While a minimum of 2.0 GPA is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  • Completing courses prior to transfer that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement as part to the CSU GE-B or IGETC is highly recommended.

Learn more about Associate Degree for Transfer at West Valley College.

Last Updated 9/18/20