Journalism/Political Science B.A.

Eight-Semester Degree Program

Students wishing to follow the eight-semester degree plan should see the Eight-Semester Degree Policy for university requirements of the program. Core requirement hours may vary by individual, based on placement and previous credit granted. Once all core requirements are met, students may substitute a three-hour (or more) general elective in place of a core area.

First YearUnits
FallSpring
ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
MATH 1203 College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or MATH 2033 Mathematical Thought (Sp, Su, Fa)
or MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (Sp, Su, Fa)
or MATH 2183 Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World (Sp, Fa)
or MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
3-4  
JOUR 1023 Media and Society (Sp, Fa)
or JOUR 1033 Fundamentals of Journalism (Sp, Su, Fa)
3  
Social science university/state core requirement (HIST recommended)3  
1013 Elementary II world language3  
ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
MATH 2033 Mathematical Thought (Sp, Su, Fa) (if higher MATH still needed, else non-JOUR General Elective)
or MATH 2043 Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or MATH 2053 Finite Mathematics (Sp, Su, Fa)
or MATH 2183 Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World (Sp, Fa)
or MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
  3-4
PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003) (Sp, Su, Fa)  3
JOUR 1033 Fundamentals of Journalism (Sp, Su, Fa)
or JOUR 1023 Media and Society (Sp, Fa)
  3
2003 Intermediate I world language  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Second YearUnits
FallSpring
PLSC 2013 Introduction to Comparative Politics (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
JOUR course from selected concentration3  
Science university/state core lecture w/ corequisite lab requirement4  
Advanced general elective3  
COMM 1313 Public Speaking (ACTS Equivalency = SPCH 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
PLSC course from selected concentration†‡  3
JOUR course from selected concentration  3
WLIT 1113 World Literature I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or WLIT 1123 World Literature II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2123) (Sp, Su, Fa)
  3
science university/state core lecture w/ corequisite lab requirement  4
General Elective  3
Year Total: 16 16
 
Third YearUnits
FallSpring
JOUR course from selected concentration†‡ 3  
PLSC course from selected concentration†‡ 3  
PHIL 2003 Introduction to Philosophy (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1103) (Sp, Su, Fa)
or PHIL 2103 Introduction to Ethics (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003) (Sp, Su, Fa)
3  
ECON 2143 Basic Economics: Theory and Practice (Sp, Su, Fa)3  
General Elective3  
JOUR 3633 Media Law (Sp, Fa) (or JOUR course from selected concentration)†‡  3
PLSC 4373 Political Communication (Even years, Sp) (or PLSC course from selected concentration)†‡  3
3000+ HIST course†‡   3
Cultural/Diversity course   3
non-JOUR General Elective  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
Fourth YearUnits
FallSpring
JOUR course from selected concentration†‡ 3  
PLSC courses from selected concentration†‡6  
General Elective3  
General Electives3  
PLSC course from selected concentration or PLSC 4373 Political Communication (as needed)†‡  3
JOUR course from selected concentration or †‡JOUR 3633 Media Law(as needed)†‡   3
General Electives (1 hour of non-JOUR electives might be needed to reach a minimum of 72 hours of non-JOUR coursework required by the major)  7
Year Total: 15 13
 
Total Units in Sequence:  120