STARS Area V: Communication

About This Document

Jacksonville State University is dedicated to making the transfer transition as easy as possible.  As required by Alabama State Law, Jacksonville State University will take your course work as outlined on the STARS Transfer Guide and graduate you with the same number of hours as our native students in the same major (assuming you do not change majors).  The STARS Transfer Guide and the Jacksonville State University Area V page, if used correctly, will guide you through your first two years of course work and will prevent loss of credit hours upon transfer to Jacksonville State University.  If you have obtained a STARS Transfer Guide for Communication, we strongly recommend that you print this page and use it along with your official STARS guide.  Upon transfer, please bring these documents to your advisor so that we can insure a smooth academic transition from the community college to Jacksonville State University.


You are to follow the appropriate STARS transfer guide as directed in each AREA of your major specific guide, unless exceptions and/or recommendations are noted in the corresponding AREA(S) I-V on this Jacksonville State University AREA V document.  Please follow any recommendation within an AREA to insure a better transfer experience.

Area I

A grade of "C" or higher is required in English Composition at Jacksonville State University. "D" grades will not transfer.

Area II

Students attending Jacksonville State University are required to take Speech. Students attending a community college are strongly encouraged to take SPH 106 or 107 to meet this requirement.

Area III

JSU requires MTH 110.

Area IV

Please follow the STARS guide.

Area V: 19 Hours

JSU Course

  • CS 201 Information Technology (3 hrs)
  • COM 200 Mass Communication and Society (3 hrs)
  • COM 205 Broadcast Writing (3 hrs)
  • FL 101 Foreign Language (3 hrs)
  • FL 102 Foreign Language (3 hrs)
  • Electives or Minor Courses (4 hrs)

AL Community College System Course

  • CIS 146
  • MCM 100 Intro to Mass Communication
  • MCM 102 Writing for Mass Media
  • Beginner’s Foreign Language I
  • Beginner’s Foreign Language II
  • Electives or Minor Courses

Please print this page, fill in your name and today's date, and attach it to your STARS Transfer Guide.  Together this page and the transfer guide comprise the articulation agreement for students in your major who plan to transfer to Jacksonville State University.

Your Name: __________________________________ Date: ___________________

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