Transferring Courses

The Communication Department is committed to helping students achieve a smooth transition from community colleges and other SUNY institutions.

Communication Core Courses
We accept up to 12 credits of lower-division communication courses from two-year schools. No courses from two-year schools can be counted as upper-division (300- or 400-level) courses.

Buffalo State - Communication Core Courses (Lower-Division Requirements)
COM 100 Media Literacy
SPC 103 Intro Human Communication
SPC 205 Intro Oral Communication
COM 210 Intro Media Writing
COM 215 Intro Visual Communication
See Communication Programs for complete requirements for each major.

Course Equivalency
Following are the equivalent courses commonly accepted from area community colleges into Buffalo State's Communication Core. Since community colleges are continually modifying their course list, contact the Buffalo State Communication Department if you have questions about courses you have taken.

Erie Community College
COM 100 = EN 290 Intro Mass Media
SPC 103 = No equivalent
SPC 205 = EN 240 Public Speaking
COM 210 = CA 211 Writing for Media
COM 215 = CA 210 Rhetoric of Vision and Sound

Genesee Community College
COM 100 = COM 101 Intro Mass media
SPC 103 = No equivalent
SPC 205 = SPE 108 Public Speaking
COM 210 = No equivalent
COM 215 = COM 107 Visual Communication

Herkimer Community College
COM 100 = HU 165 Intro Mass media
SPC 103 = No equivalent
SPC 205 = EN 225 Public Speaking
COM 210 = No equivalent
COM 215 = COM 107 Visual Communication

Jamestown Community College
COM 100 = CMM 2610 Mass Communication & Media Literacy
SPC 103 = CMM 1510 Intro Communication
SPC 205 = CMM 1610 Public Speaking
COM 210 = No equivalent
COM 215 = CMM 1750 Thetoric of Vision & Sound

Monroe County Community College
COM 100 = COM 101 Intro Mass Media
SPC 103 = SPT 140 Intro Speech Communication
SPC 205 = CPT 142 Public Speaking
COM 210 = No equivalent
COM 215 = COM 100 Basic Visual Communication

Niagara County Community College
COM 100 = CMA 101 Intro Mass Communication
SPC 103 = SPE 101 Speech Communication
SPC 205 = SPE 102 Public Speaking
COM 210 = CMA 103 Writing for Media
COM 215 = CMA 109 Fundamentals of Visual Communication

Onondaga Community College
COM 100 = ENG/JRN 121 Intro Journalism & Mass Media
SPC 103 = No equivalent
SPC 205 = COM 103 Public Speaking
COM 210 = ENG/JRN 251 Media Writing
COM 215 = No equivalent