Communication – Media Studies: Journalism

A.A. DEGREE TO B.A. DEGREE

Purpose: This curriculum is designed for students who plan to complete an Associate of Arts Degree in Pre-Journalism at Carl Albert State College and then transfer to Southeastern Oklahoma State University to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Degree.  The Associate of Arts Degree fulfills the lower division University studies requirement.

Freshman Year-Carl Albert State College

Fall Semester
ENGL 1113  English Composition I
JOUR 1013  Intro to Mass Communications
ORI 1111  Freshman Orientation
HPER 1113  Personal Health and Wellness
HIST 2483 or 2493  American History
BIOL 1114  General Biology
Total – 17 Hours

Spring Semester
ENGL 1213  English Composition II
POS 1113  American Federal Government
GPS 1114  General Physical Science
CS 1103  Microcomputer Applications
JOUR 1023   News Writing & Reporting
Total – 16 Hours

Sophomore Year-Carl Albert State College

Fall Semester
HUM 2113  General Humanities I
MATH 1513  College Algebra
CS 1403   Digital Media
6 Hours Approved Electives
Total – 15 Hours

Spring Semester
HUM 2223  General Humanities II
JOUR 2213  Writing for the Mass Media
JOUR 2323  News Editing
JOUR 2011  Journalism Capstone
6 Hours Approved Electives

Total – 16 Hours

SOSU-Bachelor of Arts

+Junior Year-Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Fall Semester
COMM 2113  Writing for Mass Communication I
COMM 3283  Photojournalism
COMM 1153  Desktop Presentations
6 Hours Electives in Minor**
Total – 15 Hours

Spring Semester
COMM 1013  Survey of Communication
COMM 2223  Writing for Mass Communication II*
COMM 2213  Business & Professional Speaking
6 Hours Electives in Minor**
Total – 15 Hours
*Must serve 2 semesters on staff of newspaper or yearbook.
**Six hours of minor must be upper-division.

+Senior Year-Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Fall Semester
COMM 2253  Survey of Mass Media
COMM 2573  Audio Production
Communications Elective
6 Hours Electives (In Minor if needed)
Total – 15 Hours

Spring Semester
COMM 3113  Communication Theory
COMM 3223  Editing in Print Media
COMM 4853  Media Law and Ethics
COMM 4950  Research in Communication
3 Hours Elective (In Minor if needed)
Total – 15 Hours

Total hours transferred from Carl Albert State College: 64
Total hours needed to complete Bachelor of Arts in Communication: 60

+For further information contact: Mr. Dell McLain, Chair, Department of Communication & Theatre—dmclain@se.edu (580)-745-2552