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B.S. MAJOR: JOURNALISM

Effective Date: 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2018

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree at KCTCS and related baccalaureate B.S. MAJOR: JOURNALISM degree at Murray State University. 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
CIT 105 (3) 3
FYE 105 (3) 3
ENG 101 (3) 3
Humanities Course 3
MAT 150 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 2Credit Hours
ENG 102 (3) 3
COM 181 (3) 3
Heritage Course 3
SB Course 3
NS Course 3
NS Lab Course 1
Total Credit Hours16

Semester 3Credit Hours
AH/SB/FL Course 3
GE/FL Course 3
SB Course 3
QR/NS Course 3
QR/NS Lab Course 1
GEN Elective 3
Total Credit Hours16
Semester 4Credit Hours
AH/SB/FL Course 3
GE/FL Course 3
SB Course 3
GEN Elective 3
GEN Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15

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
JMC 168 (3) 3
JMC 194 (3) 3
JMC 270 (3) 3
GCM 153 (3) 3
MIN 001 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 6Credit Hours
JMC 330 (3) 3
MIN 001 3
MIN 001 3
JMC 304 (3) 3
JMC 305 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15

Semester 7Credit Hours
JMC 499 (1) 1
JMC Elective 3
MIN 001 3
JMC 397 (3) 3
JMC 398 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours13
Semester 8Credit Hours
JMC 590 (3) 3
MIN 001 3
MIN 001 3
MIN 001 3
JMC 597 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15

Program Notes

Must have 45 upper level (taken at 300 level or above) to graduate from MSU.


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