BA in Communication - Journalism Concentration

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

Community College Degree Name: Associate of Arts, Communication Studies

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

65 credits at BCCC transfer to a maximum of 67-71 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
Free Elective (BCCC = COLL 101 [1])1.0 COM 230 (BCCC = COMM 110 [3])3.0 
COM 101 (BCCC = COMM 101 [3])3.0 ENGL 102
ENGL 103 (BCCC = COMP 111 [3])
COM 222 (BCCC = COMM 105 [3])3.0 THTR 115 (BCCC = Program Electives [3])3.0 
ENGL 101 (BCCC = COMP 110 [3])3.0 COM Elective (BCCC = Program Electives [3])3.0 
SOC 101 (BCCC = SOCI 110 [3])3.0 COM Elective (BCCC = VACV 141 [3])3.0 
MATH 107 (BCCC = MATH 115 [3])3.0   
 16  18 
Second Year
FallCredits SpringCredits 
At Community College
At Community College
COM 150 (BCCC = COMM 111 [3])3.0 COM Elective (BCCC = COMM 240 [3])3.0 
Science Elective (BCCC = BIOL 101 [4], BIOL 181 [4], CHEM 101 [4], CHEM 121 [4], PHYS 106 [4], SCIE105 [4])3.0-5.0 Social Sciences (BCCC = Social Science * Recommend ECON 111 [3], POLI 111 [3], PSYC 110 [3], or SOCI 120 [3]) 3.0-4.0 
Humanities and Fine Arts or Modern Language (BCCC = Foreign Language and/or Literature [4])3.0-4.0 COM Elective (BCCC = Program Electives [3])3.0 
COM Elective (BCCC = Program Electives [3])3.0 COM Elective (BCCC = Program Electives [3])3.0 
Elective (BCCC = Elective [3])3.0 COM Elective (BCCC = Program Electives [3])3.0 
  Elective (BCCC = Elective [3])3.0 
 15-18  18-19 
Third Year
At DrexelAt DrexelAt DrexelAt Drexel
COOP 1011.0Modern Language (Must complete 103 or higher)4.0  
Modern Language (Must complete 103 or higher)4.0COM 1813.0  
COM 1603.0COM 2613.0  
International Studies Elective3.0PHIL 3053.0  
Free Elective3.0   
 17 14 0 0
Fourth Year
At DrexelAt DrexelAt DrexelAt Drexel
COM 2103.0COM 3653.0  
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective3.0LING 101 or 1023.0  
Science Elective4.0Science Elective4.0  
COM 2203.0COM 2213.0  
Modern Language4.0   
 20 16 0 0
Fifth Year
At DrexelAt DrexelAt Drexel 
TVPR 2203.0COM 4913.0COM 4003.0 
COM 2663.0COM Elective3.0COM 4923.0 
COM 2403.0COM Elective3.0International or Diversity Studies Elective3.0 
UNIV H2011.0COM Elective3.0Humanities/Fine Arts Elective3.0 
COM 3153.0COM Elective3.0COM Elective3.0 
Social Science Elective3.0   
 16 15 15 
Total Credits 180-184

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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