Graphic Communications
Arkansas State University
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Graphic Communications
 2006-2007
Students requiring developmental course work based on low entrance exam scores (ACT, SAT, ASSET, COMPASS) may not be able to complete this program of study in eight (8) semesters.  Developmental courses do not count toward total degree hours.  Students having completed college level courses prior to enrollment will be assisted by their advisor in making appropriate substitutions.   In most cases, general education courses may be interchanged between semesters.    A minimum of 45 hours of upper division credit (3000-4000 level) is required for this degree.  Mandatory state and institutional assessment exams will be required during your degree program.  Failure to participate in required assessments may delay graduation.
Year 1 Year 1
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
ENG 1003 Composition I 3 X ENG 1013 Composition II 3 X
GCOM 1613 Graphic Communications Systems 3     GCOM 1813  Intro to Digital Publishing 3  
MATH 1023  College Algebra 3

X

BIOL 1003 Biological Science 3 X
JOUR 19x3 Making Connections-Communications 3     BIOL 1001 Biological Science Lab 1 X
SCOM 1203 Oral Communications 3 X Global Issues See Gen Ed List 3 X
  Social Science See Gen Ed List 3 X
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16
Year 2 Year 2
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
GCOM 2673 Digital Prepress Workflow & File Creation 3     GCOM 3603 Graphic Production Systems 3  
Phys Sci See Gen Ed List 3 X Social Science See Gen Ed List 3 X
Phys Sci Lab for above 1 X   ART, MUS or THEA 2503 Fine Arts Visual, Musical or Theatre 3 X
ENG 2003 or ENG 2013 or Phil 1103 Intro to Literature I or Intro to Literature II or Intro to Philosophy 3 X   Gen Ed Enhancement Any gen ed course not previously taken or course from approved enhancement list 3 X
HIST 2763, 2773 or POSC 2103 US  to 1876, US  since 1876, or Intro to US Government 3 X   PE 1002 Concepts of Fitness 2 X
ENG 2003 or ENG 2013 or PHIL 1103 or MUS or ART or THEA 2503 Intro to Literature I or Intro to Literature II or Intro to Philosophy or Fine Arts Music or Visual or Theatre (course not previously taken) 3 X   Elective See Adviser 3  
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 17
Year 3 Year 3
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
JOUR 3043 Photography 3     GCOM 4613 Post Press Technologies & Distribution Mgmt 3  
JOUR 3673 Desktop Publishing 3     GCOM 4623 Graphic Communications Estimating & Scheduling 3  
RTV 4363 Multimedia Production Techniques 3     JOUR 4373 Internet Communications 3  
Elective See adviser 3 Elective See adviser 3
Elective See adviser 3 Elective See adviser 3
 
 
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
 
Year 4 Year 4
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
GCOM 4643 Graphic Communications Management Seminar 3     GCOM 4683 Graphic Publication Production 3  
GCOM 4783 Electronic Innovations in Graphic Comm 3     Minor See Adviser 3  
Elective See adviser 3 Elective See Adviser 3
GCOM 3003 Internship 3 Elective See Adviser 3
Elective See adviser 3 Elective See Adviser 3
 
 
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
 
Total Jr/Sr Hours 45 Total Degree Hours 124
 
Graduation Requirements: 
Completion of HIST 2763 or HIST 2773 or POSC 2103 
English Proficiency (Grade of C or better in ENG 1003 and ENG 1013)
2.00 GPA in Major
2.00 GPA at ASU
2.00 GPA Overall
45 JR/SR Hours after completing 30 hours
124 Total Credit Hours
18 of last 24 hours must be ASU-Jonesboro courses
Minimum of 57 hours from 4-year institutions
32 Resident Hours if completing second degree and first degree was not from ASU-J

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