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    For students entering in 2023-24
Strategic & Corporate Communication (B.A.) Suggested 4-year Plan

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» Strategic & Corporate Communication (B.A.): Suggested 4-year Plan for 2023-24

How to Use your 4-year Plan

  • This is a suggested 4-year plan for your major and not meant to replace regular academic or program advising.
  • The plan is flexible and can be changed to accommodate studying abroad, a second major/minor(s) or AP/IB credits.
  • You should work with an academic and/or program advisor to develop a plan that meets your interests and goals.
  • You must earn a minimum of 120 credits to graduate and 45 major-specific credits to earn a B.A. in Strategic & Corporate Communication.
  • Transfer students and those seeking second majors should contact the program advisor for degree planning.
  • If you have any questions, contact a School of Communication Program Advisor.

Suggested 4-year Plan

  • We encourage you to select your General Education (GE) and minor/second major/Themed Inquiry/Honors program around the plan below. Once you fill your GE classes around your major classes, you will have a better idea of space remaining each semester when choosing your Exploration Focus.
  • To be enrolled full time, you must take at least 12 credits a semester.
  • In order to graduate within 4 years, we recommend you take 30 credits a year.

Year 1

Fall Semester (6 credits for major)

  • SCC 100 - Introduction to Strategic and Corporate Communication (3 credits)*
  • COM 151 - Mass Communication (3 credits)

Spring Semester (3 credits for major)

  • COM 211 - Intercultural Communication (3 credits) or COM 212 - Group Communication (3 credits)

*A B- or higher is required in SCC 100 in order to enroll in COM 295.

 


 

Year 2

Year 2 Notes

Comm 295 is a co-requisite for 300 level courses in the major and a prerequisite for 400 level courses in the School of Communication.

Fall Semester (6 credits for major)

You select two from the following:

  • COM 210 - Theories of Persuasion (3 credits)
  • SCC 200 - Message Design I (3 credits)
  • COM 295 - Introduction to Research Methods (3 credits)
  • COM 310 - Business and Professional Communication (3 credits)**

Spring Semester (6 credits for major)

You select the remaining two from the following:

  • COM 210 - Theories of Persuasion (3 credits)
  • SCC 200 - Message Design I (3 credits)
  • COM 295 - Introduction to Research Methods (3 credits)
  • COM 310 - Business and Professional Communication (3 credits)

** Students cannot enroll in any 300-level COM/SCC course (including COM 310) unless they are at least enrolled in COM 295 as a co-requisite.

 



Year 3

Year 3 Notes

During your third year, you need to complete 6 credits of upper-division electives and 3 credits from COM 490/SCC 491/SCC 499. You can choose how to distribute these credits over the year. Below is a sample.

Fall Semester (6 credits for major)

You select one from the following:

  • COM 490 Independent Internship (½ - 6 credits)
  • SCC 491 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity (1-3 credits)
  • SCC 499 Individual Study (1-6 credits)

You select one to two upper-division electives in COM or SCC. You can find all COM and SCC upper-division elections on the Strategic and Corporate Communication Catalog page.

Spring Semester (6 credits for major)

You select one from the following (if not completed in fall):

  • COM 490 Independent Internship (½ - 6 credits)
  • SCC 491 Student-Faculty Research/Creative Activity (1-3 credits)
  • SCC 499 Individual Study (1-6 credits)
You select one to two upper-division electives in COM or SCC. You can find all COM and SCC upper-division elections on the Strategic and Corporate Communication Catalog page.

 


 

Year 4

Year 4 Notes

During your fourth year, you need to complete 6 credits of upper-division electives and 3 credits from SCC 498. You can choose how to distribute these credits over the year. Below is a sample.

Fall Semester (6 credits for major)

  • SCC 400 Message Design II (3 credits)
  • One upper division elective in COM or SCC (3 credits)

Spring Semester (6 credits for major)

  • SCC 498 Senior Seminar in Strategic and Corporate Communication (3 credits)
  • One upper division elective in COM or SCC (3 credits)

You can find all COM and SCC upper-division elections on the  Strategic and Corporate Communication Catalog page.

 

 

Chapman Catalog

Strategic & Corporate Communication (B.A.)


View all requirements, courses, and electives on the Strategic & Corporate Communication (B.A.) catalog page.