4-Year Plan

There are hundreds of courses that satisfy various L&S Degree Requirements, and courses can double-count towards more than one requirement. The sample below assumes no high school Foreign Language was taken and that the student placed into college-level Math and English. In addition, this sample reflects the degree requirements for students who began their college education in Fall of 2013 or later. If you started college coursework prior to Fall of 2013, your degree requirements may be different.

This sample shows one possible pathway to earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in four years. This plan does not replace the advice of your Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies advisor or your College Undergraduate Advisor. You are cautioned to meet regularly with both to create a personalized plan that matches your particular circumstances rather than following this verbatim.

Sample Study Plan

Year 1
Fall Credits
ENGLISH 101
Introduction to College Writing
3
MATH 103
Contemporary Applications of Mathematics (QL-A)
or MATH 105
Intermediate Algebra
3
1st semester Foreign Language
3-5
L&S Humanities
3
JAMS 101
Introduction to Mass Media (SS)
3
Spring Credits
QL-B course
3
ENGLISH 102
College Writing and Research (OWC-A)
3
2nd semester Foreign Language
3-5
L&S Natural Science
3-5
JAMS 201
Media Writing
3
Year 2
Fall Credits
OWC-B course
3
3rd semester Foreign Language (Int'l)
3-5
JAMS 200-level track course
3
L&S Natural Science
3-5
L&S Social Science, not JAMS
3
Spring Credits
Formal reasoning course
3
4th semester Foreign Language (Int'l)
3-5
JAMS 200-level track course
3
L&S Natural Science
3-5
L&S Humanities/Cultural Diversity
3
Year 3
Fall Credits
L&S Humanities
3
L&S Natural Science with lab
3-5
JAMS upper-level track course
3
JAMS upper-level (SS)
3
L&S Social Science/International, not JAMS
3
Spring Credits
L&S Humanities
3
JAMS upper-level
3
Arts GER
3
JAMS upper-level track course
3
L&S upper-level
3
Year 4
Fall Credits
JAMS upper-level track course
3
JAMS upper-level track course
3
L&S upper-level
3
L&S upper-level
3
Elective
3
Spring Credits
JAMS 600-level seminar
3
JAMS upper-level
3
L&S upper-level
3
L&S upper-level elective
3
Elective
3

Key
(A) Arts GER (Int’l) International
(HU) Humanities (QL-A) Quantitative Literacy A
(NS) Natural Science (QL-B) Quantitative Literacy B
(SS) Social Science (OWC-A) Oral and Written Communication A
(CD) Cultural Diversity GER (OWC-B) Oral and Written Communication B