BA in Strategic Communications—Penn State World Campus Recommended Academic Plan (Admitted 2013)

Effective Fall 2016

This major is under an administrative enrollment control. Please review the Entrance-to-Major requirements found at https://advising.psu.edu/entrance-major-requirements

Semester 1

COMM 160: Basic News Writing SkillsNotes for: COMM 160

COMM 160

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Foreign Language Level 001
4
PSYCH 100 (GS): Introduction to PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 100 (GS)

PSYCH 100 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Econ 102 (GS): Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: Econ 102 (GS)

Econ 102 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ENGL 015 (GWS): Rhetoric and Composition Notes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Total credits 14

Semester 2

Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Foreign Language Level 002

Foreign Language Level 002

4
PSYCH 100 (GS): Introduction to PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 100 (GS)

PSYCH 100 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Econ 102 (GS): Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and PolicyNotes for: Econ 102 (GS)

Econ 102 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CAS 100 (GWS): Effective Speech

CAS 100 (GWS)

3
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Foreign Language Level 003

Foreign Language Level 003

4
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3
Total credits 16

Semester 4

STAT 200 (GQ): Elementary Statistics Notes for: STAT 200 (GQ)

STAT 200 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
ENGL 202: Effective Writing

ENGL 202

3
BA Knowledge Domain (US)

BA Knowledge Domain (US)

3
Any COMM (Except COMM 100 or COMM 120)Notes for: Any COMM (Except COMM 100 or COMM 120)

Any COMM (Except COMM 100 or COMM 120)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Non-Communications Elective

Non-Communications Elective

3
Total credits 16

Semester 5

COMM 260W: News Writing and ReportingNotes for: COMM 260W

COMM 260W

Prerequisite: ENGL 015
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
COMM 428A: Principles of Strategic CommunicationsNotes for: COMM 428A

COMM 428A

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Non-Communications Elective

Non-Communications Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
BA Knowledge Domain (IL)

BA Knowledge Domain (IL)

3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

COMM 428B: Strategic Communications LawNotes for: COMM 428B

COMM 428B

Prerequisite: COMM 428A
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
COMM 428D: Research and Analytics Notes for: COMM 428D

COMM 428D

Prerequisite: COMM 428A, STAT 200
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Other Cultures (OC)

Other Cultures (OC)

3
Arts (GA)

Arts (GA)

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Semester 7

COMM 428C: Strategic Communications Law Notes for: COMM 428C

COMM 428C

Prerequisite: COMM 428A, COMM 428D
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
COMM 428E: Social Media StrategiesNotes for: COMM 428E

COMM 428E

Prerequisite: COMM 428A, COMM 428D
3
Elective

Elective

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

3
Non-Communications Elective

Non-Communications Elective

4
Total credits 16

Semester 8

COMM 403: Law of Mass Communications Notes for: COMM 403

COMM 403

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 405: Political Economy of CommunicationsNotes for: COMM 405

COMM 405

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 409: News Media EthicsNotes for: COMM 409

COMM 409

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 412: Sports, Media and SocietyNotes for: COMM 412

COMM 412

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 419Notes for: COMM 419

COMM 419

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or COMM 495: InternshipNotes for: COMM 495

COMM 495

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BA Knowledge Domain

BA Knowledge Domain

3
Elective

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 12

Additional Notes

● GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education 
requirements.
● US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United 
States/International Cultures requirements.
● W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum 
requirements.
 

 

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

COMM 260W
Prerequisite: ENGL 015
COMM 428B
Prerequisite: COMM 428A
COMM 428D
Prerequisite: COMM 428A, STAT 200
COMM 428C
Prerequisite: COMM 428A, COMM 428D
COMM 428E
Prerequisite: COMM 428A, COMM 428D