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Academic Program Guide

Communication (Media/Communication Studies)

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2022 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

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 diversity 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

Mapping Coordinator: Omar Ellison

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Mathematics3
GE History3
GE Core Natural Science w/Lab4
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.80
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
First Language proficiency course4
GE Natural Science3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics Course ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA ≥ 2.90
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
Second Language proficiency course4
SPC2608 Public Speaking (Foundation course)3
GE Ethics3
GE Core Social Science3
Elective/Minor course3
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics Course ( ≥ C minus )
See Academic Advisor in Communication
Overall GPA ≥ 3.00
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
Third Language proficiency course4
GE Social Science3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Elective course/Minor course3
Elective course/Minor course3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Apply to School by 1st. business day in Feb. no later than 5p.m, to the School of Communication
Complete 52 hours and General Education Math & English
Overall GPA ≥ 3.00
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
MMC2000 Introduction to the Mass Media (Foundation course)3
SPC3210 Contemporary Human Communication (Foundation course)3
RTV3001 Media Techniques (Foundation course)3
Elective course/Minor course3
Minor Course3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Civics Literacy requirement
Overall GPA ≥ 3.00
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
Adv. Course (See approved list)3
Adv. Course (See approved list)3
Elective course/Minor course3
Elective course/Minor course3
Elective 3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete two (2) Foundation courses
Complete Scholarship In Practice Course
Overall GPA ≥ 3.00
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
Adv. Course (see approved list)3
Application course (see approved list)3
Elective course/Minor course3
Minor course3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete two (2) Advanced courses
See Academic Advisor in Communication
Complete Graduation Checks
Overall GPA ≥ 3.00
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
Application course (see approved list)3
Application course (see approved list)3
Elective Course3
Minor Course3
Minor Course3
Elective Course3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks
Overall GPA ≥ 3.00

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Special Events Coordinator, Media Manager, Digital Media Production, Advertising and Promotions Manager, Arbitrator, Art Director, Archivist, Audio/Video Equipment Technician, Fundraiser, 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: Internet Media Companies, Video Editing and Post-Production Houses, Sports Media Companies, Public TV and Radio, Advertising Agencies, Government Organizations, Independent Production Companies, News and Information Offices, Photo Agencies, Television/Cable TV, Universities, Video Production Companies.

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:

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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