Major Academic Plan for B.A. in Communication, Visual Communication Emphasis, Photo Media Track

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   
CMP 2202 Photo, Graphic, and Video Editing 3    F, S  
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 2251 Introduction to Photography 3    F, S  
CMP 2286 Visual Rhetoric 3    F, S  
Semester Total15
Third Semester
GE Objective 4 3  GE   
GE Objective 4: CMP 2250 3  GE F, S 
GE Objective 7 or 8 3  GEF, S  
CMP 3339 Web Design 3  UM F, SCMP 2202 or permission of instructor. RECOMMENDED: CMP 2231. 
Free Electives 3      
Semester Total15
Fourth Semester
GE Objective 6 3  GE   
CMP 1110 Media Writing 3    F, SENGL 1101 or placement into ENGL 1102 
CMP 3352 Photo Communication 3  UMSCMP 2202 & 2251 
Design Option or Video Option Elective 3      
Free Electives 3      
Semester Total15
Fifth Semester
GE Objective 6 3  GE   
GE Objective 9 3  GE   
Design Option or Video Option Elective 3      
Upper Division Free Elective 3  UU   
Free Elective 3      
Semester Total15
Sixth Semester
CMP 3355 Studio Photography 3  UM SCMP 2202, 2251, & 3352 
CMP Track Electives 6      
Free Electives 6      
Semester Total15
Seventh Semester
CMP 4410 Mass Media History, Law, and Ethics 3  UM F  
CMP 4457 Advanced Photography 3  UM FCMP 2202, 2251, & 3352 
Upper Division Free Electives 9  UU   
Semester Total15
Eighth Semester
CMP 4403 Mass Communication and Society 3  UM S  
Upper Division Free Electives 6  UU   
Free Electives 6      
Semester Total15
Total120
MAP Credit SummaryCredits
Major42
General Education37
Electives to reach 120 credits41
Total120