BA in Communication - Open Concentration

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

Community College Degree Name: A.A in Communication Arts; Communication Studies

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

61-63 credits at DCCC transfer as a maximum of 90 credits at Drexel. Students must earn a minimum of 180.0 credits to earn an undergraduate degree 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])
COM 222 (DCCC = COMM 100 [3])3.0 COM 150 (DCCC= COMM 104 [3])3.0 
CS 164 (DCCC= DPR 101 [3])3.0 MATH Elective (DCCC= Pick One 121, 151, 152 or 160 [3-4])3.0-4.0 
International Studies Elective (DCCC= HIS 150 or HIS 160 [3])3.0-4.0 Science Elective (DCCC= Any transferable Scientific Inquiry designated science course [3-4])3.0-4.0 
Communication Elective (DCCC= COMM 105 [3])3.0 General Education Elective (DCCC= Humanities Elective [3-4]3.0-4.0 
General Education Elective (DCCC Humanities Elective [3])3.0-4.0   
 18-20  18-21 
Second Year
FallCredits SpringCredits 
At Community College
At Community College
COM 230 (DCCC= COMM 111 [3])3.0 COM 181 (DCCC = *Recommend COM 115 [3])3.0 
COM 345 or T280 (DCCC= COMM 102 [3] or COMM 105 [3])3.0 COM 101 (DCCC = COMM 201 [3])3.0 
Humanities Elective (DCCC= Humanities Elective [3])3.0-4.0 Social Science Elective (DCCC= Social Science Elective * Recommend ADJ, ECO, POL, PSY, or SOC [3])3.0-4.0 
PSY or SOC Elective (DCCC= Any PSY or SOC Course [3])3.0-4.0 General Education Elective (DCCC= Humanities Elective [3])3.0-4.0 
Math or Science (DCCC= Science or Mathematics Elective [3])3.0-4.0 Free Elective (DCCC= Open Elective [3])3.0 
  Excess Free Electives (Semester to Quarter)14.0-24.0 
 15-18  29-41 
Third Year
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
Foreign Language4.0Communication Elective3.0  
COM 1813.0Foreign Language4.0  
CIVC 1011.0COM 2403.0  
COOP 1011.0COM 2103.0  
COM 1603.0   
 15 16 0 0
Fourth Year
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
Communication Elective3.0Free Elective3.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
Free Elective3.0Social Science Elective3.0  
COM 2203.0COM 2213.0  
LING 1010.0-3.0Communication Elective3.0  
COM 3103.0Advanced COM Elective3.0  
Modern Language4.0Modern Language4.0  
 16-19 19 0 0
Fifth Year
At Drexel
At Drexel
COM 4913.0COM 4923.0  
COM 2823.0International Studies Elective3.0  
Advanced COM Elective3.0Diversity Studies Elective3.0  
PHIL 3053.0Interpersonal Communication3.0  
Free Elective3.0Social Media in Communication3.0  
Social Science4.0   
 19 15  
Total Credits 180-203

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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