BA in Communication - Public Relations

Drexel Degree Name: B.A. in Communication, Public Relations Concentration  

Community College Degree Name: A.A in Communication Arts

Sample Plan of Study - First & Second Year at Rowan College at Burlington County

60 credits at RCBC transfer to a maximum of 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 (RCBC=ENG 101 [3])3.0 ENGL 102
ENGL 103 (RCBC=ENG 102 [3])
PSCI 110 (RCBC=POL 101 [3])4.0 COM 246 (RCBC=SOC 207 [3])3.0 
MATH Elective (RCBC=Mathematics [3])3.0-4.0 Arts & Humanities Elective (RCBC=Arts & Humanities [3])3.0 
LING 102 (RCBC=ENG 252 [3])3.0 Social Science Elective (RCBC=Social Science [3])3.0 
HIST Elective (RCBC=History Elective [3])4.0 Free Elective (RCBC=Technology [3])3.0 
 17-18  18 
Second Year
FallCredits SpringCredits 
At Community College
At Community College
COM 230 (RCBC=SPE 102 [3])3.0 Arts & Humanities Elective (RCBC=Arts & Humanities [3]) 
Science Elective (RCBC=Natural Science [3-4])3.0-4.0 Science Elective (RCBC=Natural Science [3-4]) 
History Elective (RCBC=History Elective [3]) COM Elective (RCBC=Program Elective [3])3.0 
Diversity Elective (RCBC=Diversity Course [3])3.0 Free Elective (RCBC=Elective [3])3.0 
Arts & Humanities Elective (RCBC=Arts & Humanities [3])3.0 Free Elective (RCBC=Elective [3]) 
  Excess Free Elective Credit (from semester to quarter conversion)19.0-23.0 
 12-13  25-29 
Third Year
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
COM 1813.0COM 1603.0  
COM 1503.0COM Elective3.0  
CIVC 1011.0Modern Language4.0  
COOP 1011.0Math Elective3.0  
Modern Language4.0   
 15 16 0 0
Fourth Year
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
COM 2823.0COM 2843.0  
UNIV H2011.0PSY 1013.0  
Interpersonal Communication3.0LING 1023.0  
Modern Language4.0Science Elective5.0  
 14 17 0 0
Fifth Year
At Drexel
At Drexel
At Drexel
COM 4003.0COM 4913.0COM 4923.0 
COM 2863.0COM 3863.0PHIL 3053.0 
COM 2403.0MKTG 2014.0Diversity Elective3.0 
COM Elective3.0COM 335 or 3403.0Social Media in Communication3.0 
Social Science Elective3.0International Elective3.0International Elective3.0 
 15 16 15 
Total Credits 180-186

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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