Major Academic Plan for B.A. in Communication, Multi-Platform Journalism Emphasis

A Major Academic Plan (MAP) illustrates one way to complete a degree in a recommended number of semesters. Below is an example of an efficient and recommended plan, but actual plans will vary by individual student needs. Program requirements are based on Catalog Year.

MAP Grid
Course Subject and TitleCreditsMin Grade*Program Element**When OfferedPrerequisiteCo Requisite
First Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1101 3 C-GE Appropriate placement score 
GE Objective 3 3  GE   
GE Objective 5: Lecture & Lab 4  GE   
GE Objective 7 or 8 3  GE   
Free Electives 2      
Semester Total15
Second Semester
GE Objective 1: ENGL 1102 3 C-GE ENGL 1101 or equivalent 
GE Objective 2: COMM 1101 3  GE   
GE Objective 5 3  GE   
CMP 2202 Photo, Graphic, and Video Editing 3   F, S  
Free Electives 3      
Semester Total15
Third Semester
GE Objective 4 3  GE   
GE Objective 6 3  GE   
CMP 1110 Media Writing 3   F, SENGL 1101 or placement into ENGL 1102 
CMP 2209 Persuasion 3   F, S  
Free Electives 3      
Semester Total15
Fourth Semester
GE Objective 4 3  GE   
GE Objective 6 3  GE   
CMP 2271 Television and Video Production 3   SCMP 1110 and CMP 2202 
CMP 3339 Web Design 3  UMF, SCMP 2202 
Free Electives 3      
Semester Total15
Fifth Semester
GE Objective 9 3  GE   
CMP 3311 Business and Political Reporting 3  UMFCMP 1110. 
Journalism Electives 3  UM   
Free Electives 6      
Semester Total15
Sixth Semester
CMP 3309 Communication Inquiry 3  UMS  
Journalism Electives 3  UM   
CMP Upper Division Electives 3  UM   
Free Electives 6  UU   
Semester Total15
Seventh Semester
CMP 4410 Mass Media History, Law, and Ethics 3  UMF  
Journalism Elective 3  UM   
CMP Electives 6      
Upper Division Free Electives 3  UU   
Semester Total15
Eighth Semester
CMP 4403 Mass Communication and Society 3  UMS  
Upper Division Free Electives 3  UU   
Free Electives 9      
Semester Total15
Total120
MAP Credit SummaryCredits
Major45
General Education37
Electives to reach 120 credits38
Total120