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Academic Program Guide


Communication (Media/Communication Studies)


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2016 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The Media/Communication Studies Major is a limited-access major. Acceptance into the School of Communication is competitive and occurs once a year in the spring semester to begin the following summer or fall semester. For complete information regarding admission requirements and the application, see http://comm.cci.fsu.edu.

Mapping Coordinator: William English
Email: william.english@cci.fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC11013
GE Core Mathematics3
GE History3
GE Core Natural Science w/Lab4
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.8
Term 2 hrs
ENC21353
GE Mathematics3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
First Language proficiency course3-4
GE Natural Science3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics Course ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.9
Term 3 hrs
Second Language proficiency course3-4
SPC2608 (Foundation course)3
GE Ethics3
GE Core Social Science3
Elective/Minor course3
Milestones 3
Overall GPA ≥ 3.0
See Academic Advisor in Communication
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics Course ( ≥ C minus )
Term 4 hrs
Third Language proficiency course3-4
GE Social Science3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
E-Series course3
Elective course/Minor course3
Milestones 4
Overall GPA ≥ 3.0
Complete 52 hours and General Education Math & English
Complete E-Series Course
Apply to School by 1st. business day in Feb. no later than 5p.m, to the School of Communication
Term 5 hrs
MMC2000 (Foundation course)3
SPC3210 (Foundation course)3
RTV3001 (Foundation course)3
Elective course/Minor course3
Minor Course3
Elective3
Milestones 5
Overall GPA ≥3.0
Term 6 hrs
Adv. Course (See approved list)3
Adv. Course (See approved list)3
Communication E-Series Course (see approved list)3
Elective course/Minor course3
Elective(or COM4937, see note)3
Milestones 6
Complete two (2) Foundation courses
Complete 1st Scholarship In Practice Course
Overall GPA ≥3.0
Term 7 hrs
Adv. Course (see approved list)3
Application course (see approved list)3
Elective course/Minor course3
Minor course3
Elective3
Milestones 7
Overall GPA ≥3.0
Complete two (2) Advanced courses
See Academic Advisor in Communication
Complete Graduation Checks
Term 8 hrs
Application course (see approved list)3
Application course (see approved list)3
Elective Course3
Minor Course3
Minor Course3
Elective Course3
Milestones 8
Overall GPA ≥3.0
Complete 2nd Scholarship in Practice Course
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Advertising and Promotions Manager, Arbitrator, Art Director, Archivist, Audio/Video Equipment Technician, Fundraiser, Special Events Coordinator, Media Manager, Digital Media Production, Consultant, Lobbyist, Research Analyst, Newspaper/Magazine Journalist, System Analyst, Writer/Author/Editor, Teacher. Students in these emphasis areas may pursue careers in media such as Broadcasting, Cable Advertising, Video Production, Information Technology as well as preparation for graduate study and professions in Law, Ministry, Politics, Lobbying, Speechwriting and Management.

Representative Employers: Advertising Agencies, Government Organizations, Independent Production Companies, News and Information Offices, Photo Agencies, Television/Cable TV, Universities, Video Production Companies, Radio, Internet Media Companies, Video Editing and Post-Production Houses, Sports Media Companies, Public TV and Radio.

International Opportunities:International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at: global.fsu.edu/undergraduate-students/going-abroad.

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.



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