B.A. in Digital Communication Arts

  • Note: production requires a BFA option
  • A minimum grade of C- is required for all major courses. A 2.30 GPA in major is required for graduation.
  • This sample plan does not guarantee graduation if you are a transfer student or non-first term, first year freshman.
  • Bold-faced courses are major requirements.
  • Coursework applied toward the major/minor cannot be taken with S/U grading.

FIRST YEAR

Fall Term

Credits
NMC 101 3
BAC Core Physical Science 4
WR 121 or COMM 3
Language 111 4
HHS 231 2
TOTAL 16

Winter Term

Credits
NMC 260 3
BAC Core WR 121 or COMM or Western Culture 3
Language 112 4
BAC Core Biological Science 4
TOTAL 14

Spring Term

Credits
NMC 100 3
BAC Core Math (See My Degrees) 3-4
Language 113 4
BAC Core WR 121 or COMM or WR II 3
PAC 1
TOTAL 14-15
  • Complete WR 121, COMM, and MTH by end of spring term 1st year.
  • Complete NMC 101, NMC 260, NMC 100 by end of Spring term 1st year

 

SECOND YEAR

Fall Term

Credits
Language 211 4
NMC Intermediate Course (1 of 6) 3
BAC Core WR II or Western Culture 3
BAC Core 3rd Lab Science 4
TOTAL 14

Winter Term

Credits
Language 212 4
NMC Intermediate Course (2 of 6) 3
BAC Core Cultural Diversity 3
BAC Core Literature & the Arts 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL 16

Spring Term

Credits
Language 213 4
NMC Intermediate Course (3 of 6) 3
Liberal Art Core Fine Arts 3
Liberal Arts Core Social Science 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL 16
  • Majors are encouraged to use general electives to obtain a minor
  • Students are highly recommended to participate in Orange Media Network. See Advisor for details.
  • Social Processes & Institutions is met by taking and passing NMC 101.
  • Complete WR II before NMC 301.
  • Students should explore workshops, training, career fairs, and advising in the Career Development Center. See advisor for details

 

THIRD YEAR

Fall Term

Credits
NMC 301 3
NMC Intermediate Course (4 of 6) 3
Liberal Arts Core Non-western Culture 3
BAC Core Science, Technology & Society 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL 15

Winter Term

Credits
NMC Intermediate Course (5 of 6) 3
Liberal Art Core Humanities 3
BAC Core Western Culture Or General Elective 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
TOTAL 15

Spring Term

Credits
NMC Intermediate Course (6 of 6) 3
BAC Core Difference, Power & Discrimination 3
BAC Core Contemporary Global Issues 3
Liberal Art Core One additional CLA Core class 3
General elective 3
TOTAL 15
  • Complete NMC 301 by Spring term of the 3rd year.
  • General electives are any course 100-400 level. Check with advisor on level needed.
  • Internship and/or practicum highly recommended. See advisor for details.
  • Complete Foreign Language Proficiency requirements

 

FOURTH YEAR

Fall Term

Credits
NMC Advanced Course (1 of 5) 3
NMC Advanced Course (2 of 5) 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Electives 3
TOTAL 15

Winter Term

Credits
NMC Advanced Course (3 of 5) 3
NMC Advanced Course (4 of 5) 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
TOTAL 15

Spring Term

Credits
NMC Advanced Course (5 of 5) 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
General elective 3
TOTAL 15
  • Beginning of Fall term confirm remaining graduation requirements
  • Start applying for graduate school at the beginning of the Fall 2021 term
  • Applying for jobs during Winter term