Speech Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

General

Program Description

Hundreds of North Iowa Area Community College graduates transfer to four-year colleges and universities every year. Whether you want to become a teacher, lawyer, engineer, physician, artist or (you name it!), we can get you started. And if you’re unsure about a major, NIACC is a great place to get your feet wet.

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. The Associate Degree earned provides you with the general education requirements and core courses needed to continue your education as a junior at a four-year school.

Speech

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester

  • SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
  • ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
  • SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h.
  • MAT-110 Math for Liberal Artsa 3 s.h.
  • JOU-115 Intro to Journalism 3 s.h.
  • SDV-195 Student Senate 1 s.h.

Total 14 s.h.

Second Semester

  • ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h.
  • LIT-170 Poetry/Drama 3 s.h.
  • PSY-111 Intro to Psychology 3 s.h.
  • SDV-195 Student Senate 1 s.h.
  • SPC-122 Interpersonal Communication 3 s.h.
  • OR General Education course
  • Electiveb c d 3 s.h.

Total 16 s.h.

Third Semester

  • SOC-110 Intro to Sociology 3 s.h.
  • SDV-295 Student Senate II 1 s.h.
  • SPC-132 Group Communication 3 s.h.
  • OR General Education course
  • Science 3-4 s.h.
  • Humanitiesb c d 3 s.h.
  • Electivesb c d 2 s.h.

Total 15-16 s.h.

Fourth Semester

  • SDV-295 Student Senate II 1 s.h.
  • SPC-140 Oral Interpretation 3 s.h.
  • OR General Education course
  • Natural Science 3-4 s.h.
  • Social Scienceb c 3 s.h.
  • Humanitiesb c d 3 s.h.
  • Electivesb c d 3 s.h.

Total 16-17 s.h.

a – Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. If you are planning in majoring in speech Pathology, Business Communication, or a politically-based speech major, you will need to take a research based mathematics that may include the following: MAT-156 (Intro to Statistics), MAT-161 (Business Statistics), MAT-140 (Finite Math), or MAT-165 (Calculus).
b – If transferring to ISU, consider courses from U.S. Diversity/International Perspectives.
c – If transferring to the University of Iowa, consider courses from the General Education lists of International & Global Issues; Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts; and Values, Society, and Diversity.
d – If transferring to UNI, consider HIS-254, American Indian History or HIS-260, Latin American History and Culture (Non-Western Culture requirement).

Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning.

  • AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions.
  • Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement.
  • Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance.
  • Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student.

Suggested electives and additional General Education courses:

  • Short Story/Novel
  • Native American Literature
  • African American Literature
  • World Literature I/II
  • Intro to TV/Theater/Film
  • Social Problems
  • U.S. History
  • Principle of Marketing
  • College Reading Strategies
  • Computer Business Apps
  • Intro to Computers/Info Sys
  • Strategies for Academic Success
Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is a nationally-ranked, two-year institution located in North Central Iowa that serves students of all ages and abilities. Starting in 1918 as Mason City Juni ... Read More

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is a nationally-ranked, two-year institution located in North Central Iowa that serves students of all ages and abilities. Starting in 1918 as Mason City Junior College, NIACC has the distinct privilege of being the oldest Iowa community college. In 2018, NIACC will be celebrating the College’s 100 year anniversary of providing an education to our students... Read less