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INTEGRATED STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION

Effective Date: 8/27/2014 - 8/26/2015

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree at KCTCS and related baccalaureate INTEGRATED STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION degree at University of Kentucky. This pathway meets the general education, pre-major, and program requirements.

The suggested courses in this pathway leads to an Associate and Baccalaureate major. The course recommendations for the first two years are required for the Baccalaureate degree, but also apply to the associate degree. The completion of these courses will enable a student to move efficiently into the last two years of the baccalaureate program.

It is important to discuss revisions to the plan, graduation requirements, entrance requirements, and other important program requirements with your advisor. Students who complete the associate degree in this pathway are guaranteed acceptance into the pathway as stated, unless otherwise noted on the pathway.

Sample 1st & 2nd Year Progression


Semester 1Credit Hours
JOU 101 (3) 3
ENG 101 (3) 3
NS Course 3
NS Lab Course 1
MAT 146 (3) or MAT 150 (3) 3
ASL 101 (3) or FRE 101 (4) or GER 101 (4) or JPN 101 (4) or SPA 101 (4) or SED 101 (3) 4
Total Credit Hours17
Semester 2Credit Hours
Elective 3
ENG 102 (3) 3
PSY 110 (3) 3
ASL 102 (3) or FRE 102 (4) or GER 102 (4) or JPN 102 (4) or SPA 102 (4) or SED 102 (3) 4
Total Credit Hours13

Semester 3Credit Hours
JOU 204 (3) 3
Heritage Course 3
Humanities Course 3
SB Course 3
ASL 201 (3) or FRE 201 (3) or GER 201 (3) or SPA 201 (3) or SED 203 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 4Credit Hours
CIT 105 (3) or DLC 100 (3) or IMD 100 (3) or VCC 150 (3) or OST 105 (3) 3
OC Course 3
SB Course 3
STA 210 (3) 3
ASL 202 (3) or FRE 202 (3) or GER 202 (3) or SPA 202 (3) or SED 204 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15

Pre-Transfer Notes

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy both the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree at KCTCS institutions as well as the UK Core requirements for the University of Kentucky and most of the pre-major requirements for the College of Communication’s Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Strategic Communication.

The College of Communications is a selective admission college. Students must maintain at least a 2.6 overall GPA and a 3.0 GPA in the pre-major courses: PSY 110, ISC 161, ISC 261 (or JOU 204), and STA 200.

If the student elects to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Inetegrated Stragtegic Communication or chooses Option B under the Bachelor of Arts, the foreign language courses will not be required. In this scenario, the student will need to work with their academic advisor to find suitable course replacements in order to satisfy the requirements of the associate’s degree.

The Integrated Strategic Communications major requires the completion of a liberal arts minor; choices are an minor offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as minors in Art History, Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural Economics, Computer Science, and Economics, and Entomology. Students should consider the minor they want to pursue in selecting courses to satisfy the Associate of Arts degree. Please consult with your academic advisor to choose a minor.

KCTCS students planning to transfer to the University of Kentucky should work closely with their academic and transfer advisors each semester to ensure they are addressing both KCTCS and UK requirements.

Additional KCTCS Graduation Requirements


1. Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours,
2. Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA,
3. Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree,
4. Cultural studies course, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
5. Demonstration of computer/digital literacy, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
6. One science course must include a laboratory experience, and
7. Two disciplines must be represented in Social & Behavioral Science courses and must be different than those in the Heritage and Humanities categories.

Sample 3rd & 4th Year Progression


Semester 5Credit Hours
ISC 161 (3) 3
MKT 300 (3) 3
MINOR COURSE 3
MINOR COURSE 3
GCCR COURSE 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 6Credit Hours
ISC 311 (3) 3
ISC 321 (3) 3
ISC 331 (3) or ISC 341 (3) or ISC 351 (3) or ISC 361 (3) 3
PHI 330 (3) or PHI 332 (3) or PHI 334 (3) 3
MINOR COURSE 3
Total Credit Hours15

Semester 7Credit Hours
ISC 431 (3) or ISC 441 (3) or ISC 451 (3) or ISC 461 (3) 3
ISC 3--- (0-12) or ISC 4--- (0-12) or ISC 5--- (0-12) or JOU 3--- (0-12) or JOU 4--- (0-12) or JOU 5--- (0-12) or MAS 3--- (0-12) or MAS 4--- (0-12) or MAS 5--- (0-12) 3
ISC 3--- (0-12) or ISC 4--- (0-12) or ISC 5--- (0-12) or JOU 3--- (0-12) or JOU 4--- (0-12) or JOU 5--- (0-12) or MAS 3--- (0-12) or MAS 4--- (0-12) or MAS 5--- (0-12) 3
MINOR COURSE 3
MINOR COURSE 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 8Credit Hours
ISC 491 (3) 3
ISC 3--- (0-12) or ISC 4--- (0-12) or ISC 5--- (0-12) or JOU 3--- (0-12) or JOU 4--- (0-12) or JOU 5--- (0-12) or MAS 3--- (0-12) or MAS 4--- (0-12) or MAS 5--- (0-12) 3
JAT 399 (1-3) 3
MINOR COURSE 3
MINOR COURSE 3
Total Credit Hours15

Program Notes

The Integrated Strategic Communication has four two-course paths; students must complete one of the four paths. They are Creative; Account Management; Public Relations; and Direct Response. In the plan above, they are referred to as Path Course #1 and Path Course #2. The courses must be taken in sequence and before ISC 491.

The Integrated Strategic Communications major requires the completion of a liberal arts minor; choices are an minor offered by the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as minors in Art History, Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural Economics, Computer Science, and Economics, and Entomology. Students should consider the minor they want to pursue in selecting courses to satisfy the Associate of Arts degree. Please consult with your academic advisor to choose a minor. Most minors are 21 credit hours; some are 18. This plan assumes a 21-credit hour minor.

A portfolio is required to graduate.


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