Campus: Boulder County Campus, Larimer Campus, Westminster Campus, and Online Learning

Communication - A.A.

Degree Requirements

PLEASE NOTE: The degree track in COMMUNICATION with Secondary Teaching Licensure has different requirements and is not included in this agreement. Please refer to this agreement’s cover page for the name of the Bachelor’s degree at the four-year institution to which this agreement applies.

General Education Requirements

Written Communication

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I


ENG 122English Composition II


Total Credit Hours:6

Students may also complete ENG 122 and a gtPathways approved CO3 course


Select one gtPathways Mathematics course (GT-MA1), prefer MAT 120: Mathematics for the Liberal Arts.

Total Credit Hours:3

Arts and Humanities

Select two gtPathways Arts & Humanities courses (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4)

Total Credit Hours:6


Select one gtPathways course (GT-HI1)

Total Credit Hours:3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Select one gtPathways Social and Behavioral Sciences course (GT-SS1, GT-SS2, or GT-SS3)

Total Credit Hours:3

Social and Behavioral Sciences / Communication

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 220Intercultural Communication


Total Credit Hours:3

Natural and Physical Sciences

Select two gtPathways Natural & Physical Sciences courses (GT-SC1, GT SC2); one course must be with required laboratory (GT-SC1).

Total Credit Hours:7

Communication Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 115Public Speaking


COM 125Interpersonal Communication


COM 217Group Communication


Total Credit Hours:9

Additional Required Courses

Select two (2) gtPathways courses (total of 6 credits) from either:

Total Credit Hours:6

Select one (1) three-credit course with a COM prefix.

Total Credit Hours:3


  • Select 11 credits from the approved list of electives or log into eWOLF to see elective requirements in DegreeCheck.
  • Selection of elective credits should be done with a Front Range advisor and your intended transfer institution.
Total Credit Hours:11
Please note: Additional COM courses beyond the courses identified in the agreement above may not count toward the Communication major at the receiving 4-year institution. Please avoid selecting additional COM courses as electives in this agreement, unless verified by the intended transfer institution. See explanation in Limitations section (pg.3).

Participating Colorado Public Four-Year Institutions of Higher Education

  • Colorado State University-Ft Collins [B.A. Communication Studies]
  • Colorado State University-Global Campus [B.S. Communication]
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver [B.A. Speech Communication; Organizational Communication emphasis]
  • University of Colorado Boulder [B.A. Communication]
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs [B.A. Communication; General Communication Studies emphasis)]
  • University of Colorado Denver [B.A. Communication]
  • University of Northern Colorado [B.A. Communication Studies]
  • Western State Colorado University [B.A. Communication Arts; Communication emphasis]

The receiving institutions listed above in this agreement will accept all applicable credits earned within ten years of transfer to the receiving institution. Credits earned more than ten years earlier will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

Total Credit Hours: 60