Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in Communication

Note that this is a sample four-year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary if they are unable to take specific courses during specific semesters. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.0 GPA both overall and in the major is required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to successfully graduate.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

COM 224Mass Media and Society

4

or

COM 232Visual Literacy

4

or

COM 242Digital Citizenship

4

and

MAT 155Finite Mathematics for Liberal Arts

4

or

MAT 160College Algebra

4

and

GTW 101Gateways

1

or

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

and

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

Humanities / Fine Arts or Social Science (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:17

First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

COM 224Mass Media and Society

4

or

COM 232Visual Literacy

4

or

COM 242Digital Citizenship

4

and

GTW 102Gateways II

1

or

HON 102Pathways to Honors 2

1

and

FYW 102Writing & Research

4

Social Science (Bacc. Exp)

4

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3-4

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

COM 224Mass Media and Society

4

or

COM 232Visual Literacy

4

or

COM 242Digital Citizenship

4

and

COM Core Elective in Writing

4

Natural Science (Bacc. Exp.)

3-4

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

COM Core Elective in Production

4

COM Core Elective in Media, Culture and Society

4

Humanities/Fine Arts (Bacc. Exp.)

4

Social Science (Bacc. Exp)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

COM Core Elective in Writing

4

COM Core Elective in Media, Culture and Society

4

COM Concentration Course

4

Social Science (Bacc. Exp)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

COM Concentration Course

4

COM Elective

4

COM or General elective

4

Humanities Fine Arts (Bacc Exp)

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

COM Concentration Course

4

COM Elective

4

COM or General elective

4

COM or General elective

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

COM Concentration Course

4

COM or General elective

4

COM or General elective

4

COMO 490Portfolio Reivew

1

Total Credit Hours:13

Total Credit Hours: 125-127