Communications Academic Plan

This 4-year plan will help guide you through your pathway to profession with your Communications major. It is a sampling of the route you can take to your degree. (The contents of this 4-year plan are subject to modifications.)

Choose a concentration:
[ Media Studies | Visual Communication ]


Media Studies Concentration

Credit hours required to graduate:124
Freshman Fall
CourseCredits
GNST 110Friends Experience 11
COMP 201Writing 13
SPCH 100Public Speaking3
MATH 101Math for Liberal Arts3
BSAD 120Introduction to Business3
Elective or Minor Course3
Hours16
Freshman Spring
CourseCredits
GNST 111Friends Experience 21
ART 101Design3
PHIL 180Introduction to Ethics3
COMP 202Writing 23
FINAAesthetics Course3
Elective or Minor Course3
Hours16
Sophomore Fall
CourseCredits
GRFX 150Computer Print Technology3
COMM 250Mass Media in Society3
THEA 250Scene Craft & Stage Technology3
ENGL 215Introduction to Literature3
CSIS 270Business Software Applications3
Hours15
Sophomore Spring
CourseCredits
THEA 255Makeup Techniques3
GRFX 280Computer Video Technology3
REL 101Faith at Friends3
BSAD 260Business Communications3
GRFX 250Photography 13
Hours15
Junior Fall
CourseCredits
THEA 350Scenic & Lighting Design3
COMM 356Writing for Media3
Science Course & Lab4
LANGForeign Language 14
COMM 354Folio 11
Hours15
Junior Spring
CourseCredits
COMM 491Special Problems in Journalism/PR 3
COMM 275Broadcast & Media Production3
RELWorld Religion & Christianity General Education Course3
LANG Foreign Language 24
COMM 354Folio 22
Hours15
Senior Fall
CourseCredits
ART 380Portfolio0.5
COMM 260American Film3
COMM 357Digital Moviemaking3
MRKT 210Principles of Marketing3
Social Science & History General Education Course3
Elective or Minor Courses6
Hours18.5
Senior Spring
CourseCredits
MRKT Promotion & Public Relations OR Consumer Behavior OR Services Marketing3
COMM 494Internship 123
World Religion & Christianity General Education Course3
Culture & Diversity General Education Course3
Elective or Major Course3
Hours15
Total Credit Hours:125.5


Visual Communication Concentration

Credit hours required to graduate:124
Freshman Fall
CourseCredits
GNST 110Friends Experience 11
COMP 201Writing 13
SPCH 100Public Speaking3
MATH 101Math for Liberal Arts3
BSAD 120Introduction to Business3
ART 101Design3
Hours16
Freshman Spring
CourseCredits
GNST 111Friends Experience 21
GRFX 161Graphic Design 13
PHIL 180Introduction to Ethics3
COMP 202Writing 23
FINAAesthetics Course3
GRFX 150Computer Print Technology3
Hours16
Sophomore Fall
CourseCredits
GRFX 261Graphic Design 23
COMM 250Mass Media in Society3
ENGL 215Introduction to Literature3
CSIS 270Business Software Applications3
Elective or Minor Course3
Hours15
Sophomore Spring
CourseCredits
GRFX 361Graphic Design 33
GRFX 280Computer Video Technology3
REL 101Faith at Friends3
BSAD 260Business Communications3
GRFX 250Photography 13
Hours15
Junior Fall
CourseCredits
ART 380Portfolio0.5
COMM 356Writing for Media3
GRFX 461Graphic Design 43
LANGForeign Language 14
COMM 354Folio 11
GRFX 494Internship 2 (off campus)3
Elective or Minor Course3
Hours17.5
Junior Spring
CourseCredits
GRFX 370Web Design 13
RELWorld Religion & Christianity General Education Course4
LANG Foreign Language 23
COMM 354Folio 22
Hours15
Senior Fall
CourseCredits
MRKT 210Principles of Marketing3
ENGL 271Editing3
GRFX 480Web Design 23
Science Course & Lab4
Social Science & History General Education Course3
Hours16
Senior Spring
CourseCredits
MRKT Consumer Behavior OR Services Marketing 3
Culture & Diversity General Education Course3
World Religion & Christianity General Education Course3
Elective or Major Courses6
Hours15
Total Credit Hours:125.5