BA in Communication - Open Concentration

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

Community College Degree Name: A.A. in Mass Media Production

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

60-61 credits at MCCC transfer over as 89-90 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
COM 150 (MCCC= MSP 111 [3])3.0 TVPR 100 (MCCC= Msp 107 [3])3.0 
ENGL 101 or 111 (MCCC= ENG 101 [3])3.0 ENGL 102
ENGL 103 (MCCC= ENG 102 [3])
COM 230 (MCCC= CMS 120 [3])3.0 MIP 133 (MCCC= SRT 104 [3])3.0 
MATH 107 (MCCC= MAT 130 [3])3.0 Free Elective (MCCC=Elective [3])3.0 
PSY 101 (MCCC= PSY 101 [3])3.0 COM T280 (MCCC = MSP 170 [3])3.0 
  Science Elective (MCCC= Any Scientific Reasoning Elective [4])4.0 
 15  22 
Second Year
FallCredits SpringCredits 
At Community College
At Community College
PHIL 305 (MCCC= COM 200 [3])3.0 COM T380 (MCCC= COM 291 [3])3.0 
COM 160 (MCCC = MSP 125 [3])3.0 Fine Arts Elective (MCCC= ART Elective [3])3.0 
COM T280 or SCRP 270 (MCCC= MSP 171 [3])3.0 Open Elective (MCCC = Elective [3])3.0-4.0 
Elective Recommend (MCCC = ANT 104 or SOC 101 or POL 124 [3])3.0-4.0 COM T380 (MCCC = MSP 270 [3] )3.0 
COM T280 (MCCC = MSP 179, MSP 278 [3]) 3.0 Free Elective (MCCC = Open Elective [3])3.0 
Open Elective *Recommend (MCCC= AST, BIO, CHE, GLG, PHY [3-4])3.0-4.0 Excess Free Elective (Semester to quarter)13.0-20.0 
Open Elective *Recommend (MCCC= AST, BIO, CHE, GLG, PHY [3-4])3.0-4.0   
 21-24  28-36 
Third Year
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
Foreign Language4.0Communication Elective3.0  
COM 1813.0Foreign Language4.0  
COOP 1011.0COM 2403.0  
Math Elective3.0-4.0COM 2103.0  
COM 2613.0CIVC 1011.0  
 17-18 17 0 0
Fourth Year
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
Communication Elective3.0Social Science Elective3.0COOP EXPERIENCECOOP EXPERIENCE
Foreign Language4.0International Studies Elective3.0  
COM 2203.0COM 2213.0  
LING 1013.0Communication Elective3.0  
COM 3103.0Advanced COM Elective3.0  
 16 15 0 0
Fifth Year
At Drexel
At Drexel
COM 4003.0COM 4923.0  
COM 4913.0International Studies Elective3.0  
Advanced COM Elective3.0Interpersonal Communication3.0  
Studies in Diversity Elective3.0Diversity Studies Elective3.0  
Humanities and Fine Arts Elective3.0Social Media in Communication3.0  
 15 15  
Total Credits 181-193

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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