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What is a Transfer Pathway?

A transfer pathway represents a typical course schedule/sequence for a student planning to complete the A.A. degree within two years, then transfer and major in a specific discipline. A transfer pathway is not institution-specific. 

It is important to understand that the pathway provided in the adjacent tab is just one possible combination of classes by which to complete an A.A. and prepare for transfer in your chosen area of study. Other course combinations and sequences can work, too. It is strongly recommended that students work directly and frequently with a COD academic counselor/advisor, a COD faculty advisor, and academic counselors/advisors at potential transfer schools, to develop and execute a plan that works best for them.

For more information about Speech Communication, please visit the program page.

Suggested Semester Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
SPEEC 1120 Small-Group Communication 3
PHILO 1110 Ethics 3
Gen EdMathematics 3-5
Gen EdHumanities (Foreign Language) 3
Second Semester
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II 3
SPEEC 1150 Introduction to Business Communication 3
SPEEC 1160 Interpersonal Communication 3
Gen EdLife Sciences 4
Gen EdFine Arts 3
Third Semester
SPEEC 2160 Argumentation and Debate 3
Gen EdPhysical Sciences 3
Gen EdHumanities and Fine Arts 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 1 3
ElectiveSpeech Course 3
Fourth Semester
SPEEC 2200 Intercultural Communication 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 1 3
Gen EdSocial and Behavioral Sciences 1 3
ElectiveSpeech Course 3
ElectiveSpeech Course 3
 Total Credits64-66

Speech department recommends ANTHR 1100 Cultural Anthropology, PSYCH 1100 General Psychology, or SOCIO 1100 Introduction to Sociology.

Program Milestones

First Semester

  • Consider joining or visiting with a professional, cultural or interest-based Student Club.
  • Apply for FAFSA

Second Semester

  • If you have not done so yet this semester, it is important to make an appointment with a Faculty or Program Advisor to discuss your future academic progress.