4-Year Plan, Major: LC30 - BA, Communication Studies, Area of Emphasis: LC33 - Public Communication
Catalog Term: Fall 2012
General Education Requirement     College Requirement     Major Requirement
Year One - Fall Semester
ENG101 English Composition I (or equivalent) (Composition)3 hrs
FYS100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking (FYS 100)3 hrs
MTH 121 or higher (Mathematics)3 hrs
Any Social Science (see official list for options) (Social Science)3 hrs
CMM 103 (doublecounts for major and Core II Communication)3 hrs
Year One - Spring Semester
CMM205 The Rhetorical World (CT)3 hrs
ENG102 English Composition II (or equivalent) (Composition)3 hrs
(see official list for options) (Phys or Nat Science)4 hrs
ART 112 or MUS 142 or THE 112 (Fine Arts)3 hrs
(CT Designated Course)3 hrs
Any Social Science (see COLA guidelines for options)3 hrs
Recommended Hours:15 hours Recommended Hours:19 hours
Year Two - Fall Semester
CMM303 Intro Communication Thry3 hrs
(CT Designated Course)3 hrs
(see official list for options) (Writing Intensive)3 hrs
(see official list for options) (MultiCult or Int)3 hrs
Foreign Language 1013 hrs
Year Two - Spring Semester
(see official list for options) (Humanities)3 hrs
Foreign Language 1023 hrs
Free Elective3 hrs
Phys or Nat Science: (see official list for options)4 hrs
CMM Concentration3 hrs
Recommended Hours:15 hours Recommended Hours:16 hours
Year Three - Fall Semester
Foreign Language 2033 hrs
300/400 Social Science (see COLA guidelines for options)3 hrs
CMM 322 (doublecounts for major and COLA Multicultural)3 hrs
300/400 International (see COLA guidelines for options)3 hrs
300/400 Free elective3 hrs
Year Three - Spring Semester
Foreign Language 2043 hrs
300/400 CMM elective3 hrs
300/400 CMM Concentration3 hrs
300/400 Social Science (see COLA guidelines for options)3 hrs
300/400 Free elective3 hrs
Recommended Hours:15 hours Recommended Hours:15 hours
Year Four - Fall Semester
300/400 CMM Concentration3 hrs
300/400 CMM Concentration3 hrs
CMM 411 (doublecounts for major and Writing Intensive)3 hrs
300/400 CMM elective3 hrs
Literature (see COLA guidelines for options)3 hrs
Year Four - Spring Semester
300/400 Literature (see COLA guidelines for options)3 hrs
300/400 CMM elective3 hrs
CMM 478 (doublecounts for major and Capstone)3 hrs
Humanities (see COLA guidelines for options)3 hrs
300/400 CMM Concentration3 hrs
Recommended Hours:15 hours Recommended Hours:15 hours
 
Other Requirements:
Minimum Number of Hours to Graduate:120. Will vary by major.
Minimum GPA to Graduate:2.0 overall, Marshall, and major GPA.
Other:
Communication Studies has three areas of emphasis: Interpersonal, Organizational and Public. Communication Studies majors work very closely with the advisors within their area of emphasis to determine the best courses to take to complete their requirements. Because of this Communication Studies majors have mandatory advising and the corresponding advising holds through their senior year. This is just one possible example of how a student may graduate in eight semesters. Variations on when specific courses are offered, whether a student needs pre-college courses to qualify for college level Math and English, withdrawing from or failing courses, taking summer courses, and/or changing majors all will affect the four year plan. The total number of free electives will depend on the amount of double and triple counting of requirements. See course attributes each semester for courses that meet multiple requirements. Questions about requirements should be directed to the College of Liberal Arts (304-696-2350). Core II and COLA requirements may not be double counted. Forty-eight credit hours (sixteen 3-hour courses) must be at the 300/400 level. Students must earn a C or better in ENG 102 and all foreign language courses.