Communication Studies is a broad-based discipline that covers the exchange of messages from interpersonal to mass communication and their impact on the individual and society. Courses in this major focus on understanding the communication process and developing the skills to communicate effectively. The Associate in Arts in Communication Studies for Transfer is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Communication Studies or similar major. Priority admission with junior status to the CSU system will be granted. Students completing this degree are exempt from Mendocino College Institutional Requirements.