Communication/Writing Option, Gen. Studies A.A.

The Communication/Writing Option provides an excellent foundation for students who want to become professional writers for the mass media, business, government, scientific or technical fields or who are interested in careers in public relations, editing and publishing or website content. In addition to writing and communication courses, the program includes twelve credits of electives that enable students to explore subjects that might become an area of expertise, such as business, politics, health issues or fine arts. Most students who complete this program go on to four-year colleges and universities to earn a bachelor's degree. The Communication/Writing Option transfers seamlessly to University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Please check with academic advisors for transferability to University of Maryland College Park (UMCP).


Learning Foundations Overall Requirements
General Education - English Composition
General Education-Humanities Group 2 AA/AS
General Education - Social Sciences
Additional Gen Ed Social Sci/Humanities Course
General Education - Information Technology
General Electives - 12 Credits
  • Complete two 2000-level Literature courses. Select from the EGL courses listed as General Education Humanities courses. Then take 6 credits of general electives from any subject except PED. EGL-2150 and EGL-2160 are recommended.



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