Sample Four-Year Plan

There are hundreds of courses that satisfy various requirements, and courses in the major can be used. For example, Comm 103 counts as a Humanities general education and breadth course.

This sample shows just one possible pathway to earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication major and a bachelor of arts degree in four years.

This sample assumes you took no foreign language in high school and that your placement test scores were sufficient to start in college-level math and English. This sample also assumes that you maintain an average credit load of 15 credits per semester, and that you began your college education in Fall of 2013 or later. If you started college coursework prior to Fall of 2013, your degree requirements may be different. Your schedule may look very different depending on your specific circumstances. Please consult your advisor to find the schedule that best meets your needs.

Sample Study Plan

Year 1
Fall Credits
ENGLISH 101
Freshmen Seminar
3
MATH 103
Contemporary Applications of Mathematics (QL-A)
or MATH 105
Introduction to College Algebra
3
1st Semester Foreign Language
3-5
L&S Social Science, not Commun
3
COMMUN 101
Public Speaking (SS)
3
Spring Credits
ENGLISH 102
Business Ethics & Social Responsibility (OWC-A)
3
L&S Formal Reasoning course
3-4
2nd Semester Foreign Language
3-5
L&S Natural Science
3-5
COMMUN 103
Business and Professional Communication (HU)
3
Year 2
Fall Credits
OWC-B course
3
3rd Semester Foreign Language (Int'l)
3-5
L&S Natural Science with lab
3-5
COMMUN 105
Negotiation Skills Workshop (SS)
3
Communication Elective
3
Spring Credits
L&S Humanities, not Commun
3
4th Semester Foreign Language (Int'l)
3-5
L&S Natural Science
3-5
L&S Social Science / Cultural Diversity, not Commun
3
Communication elective
3
Year 3
Fall Credits
COMMUN 370
Introduction to American Indian Literature: (QL-B)
3
COMMUN upper-level elective
3
L&S Natural Science
3-5
L&S Humanities, not Commun
3
Elective
3
Spring Credits
L&S Social Science / International, not Commun
3
Arts GER
3
COMMUN upper-level elective
3
L&S upper-level elective
3
COMMUN 362
Lessons in Voice: (HU)
3
Year 4
Fall Credits
COMMUN upper-level elective
3
COMMUN upper-level elective
3
L&S upper-level elective
3
L&S upper-level elective
3
Elective
3
Spring Credits
COMMUN upper-level elective
3
COMMUN elective
3
L&S upper-level elective
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