BA in Communication - Journalism Concentration

Drexel Degree Name: B.A. Communication, Journalism Concentration 

Community College Degree Name: A.A in Communication Arts; Journalism Option

Sample Plan of Study - First & Second Year at Delaware County Community College

61 Credits at DCCC transfer over as 88-90 credits at Drexel

Please contact the Department of Communication for the most current Plan of Study.

First Year
FallCredits SpringCredits 
At Community College
At Community College
ENGL 101 or 111 (DCCC= ENG 100 [3])3.0 ENGL 102
ENGL 103 (DCCC= ENG 112 [3])
HIST Elective (DCCC= Pick One; HIST 110, 120, 150, 160 3)4.0 COM 160 (DCCC= ENG 130 [3])3.0 
Communication Elective (DCCC= COMM 100 3)3.0 INFO 101 or CS 161 (DCCC= DPR 100 or DPR 101 [3])3.0 
MATH Elective (DCCC= Pick One 121, 151, 152 160 3-4)4.0 SOC or PSY Elective (ANY PSY or SOC Course 3)3.0 
Foreign Language (DCCC= Humanities Elective; Foreign Language Recommended 3)4.0 Foreign Language (DCCC= Humanities Elective; Recommended Foreign Langage 3)4.0 
 18  19 
Second Year
FallCredits SpringCredits 
At Community College
At Community College
COM 282 (DCCC= ENG 131 [3])3.0 COM 181, 340, or 335 (DCCC= Program Elective; Take COMM 115, IMM 110 or IMM 120 [3])3.0 
COM 150 (DCCC= COMM 104 [3])3.0 Science or Math Elective (DCCC=Science or Math Elective 3-4)3.0-4.0 
COM 181, 340, or 335 (DCCC= Program Option Elective; Take COMM 115, IMM 110 or IMM 120 [3])3.0 Social Science Elective (DCCC=Social Science Elective 3-4)3.0-4.0 
Science Elective (DCCC= Any transferable Scientific Inquiry designated science course 4)4.0 Free Elective (DCCC= Open Elective 3)3.0 
Humanities Elective (DCCC=Humanities Elective 3)3.0 Excess Free Electives (semester to quarter)23.0 
 16  35-37 
Third Year
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
COM 1013.0Science Elective3.0CO-OPCO-OP
CIVC 1011.0COM 2103.0  
COOP 1011.0COM 2403.0  
Social Science Elective3.0COM 2663.0  
COM 2613.0   
Humanities Elective3.0   
 14 12 0 0
Fourth Year
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
COM 3153.0COM 2303.0CO-OPCO-OP
TVPR 2203.0PSY 1013.0  
COM 2203.0COM 2213.0  
LING 1010.0-3.0COM Elective3.0  
COM Elective3.0COM Elective3.0  
 12-15 15 0 0
Fifth Year
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
COM 4913.0COM 4923.0COM 4003.0 
COM 3653.0Social Science Elective3.0Interpersonal Communication3.0 
PHIL 3053.0International Studies Elective3.0Humanities Elective3.0 
International Studies Elective3.0Diversity Studies Elective3.0Social Media in Communication3.0 
Free Elective4.0   
 16 12 12 
Total Credits 181-186

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Transfer Credits

To receive transfer credits, the courses must be substantially equivalent to courses offered in the desired curriculum at Drexel and students must have completed the courses with a grade of C (C=2.0) or better. The transfer courses listed should be used as a general guide and might not be acceptable for every major at the University. Drexel University makes every effort to keep this guide current, but cannot guarantee that every course will be acceptable for transfer. The number of credits a student can transfer will be determined by the academic department once the student has been accepted into the program. 

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