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Communication (BA from AA General Studies in Liberal Arts)

This grid offers a suggested approach for students to prepare them for a BA degree in Communication with the AA in General Studies in Liberal Arts while best satisfying Marymount University’s Liberal Arts Core and University requirements.

A full description of MU’s Liberal Arts Core and University requirements is available here. Please click here for more information about NOVA courses that fulfill Liberal Arts Core requirements.

Please verify with your NOVA advisor that the courses you choose are appropriate for a timely NOVA graduation. It is also imperative that you meet with your Marymount advisor for Marymount's program and graduation requirements. For more information about the BA in Communication, please contact the School of Arts and Sciences at aas@marymount.edu or 703-284-1560.

Below is a two-year pathway from NOVA. A full 4-year sample plan is available here
Fall Semester (Year One) Credits MU Notes and Equivalents Major and/or Core Requirements
ENG 111 College Composition 3 EN 101 Composition I Written Communication (WR)
HIS Elective 3 See Liberal Arts Core courses here Introductory History (HI-1)
MTH 151 or higher 3 See Liberal Arts Core courses here Mathematics (MT)
Natural Science with Lab Elective 4 See Liberal Arts Core courses here Natural Science (NS)
CST 114 Intro to Mass Media 3 CMD 100 Intro to Media Communication Major 
Total Credits 16    
 
Spring Semester (Year One) Credits MU Notes and Equivalents Major and/or Core Requirements
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 EN 102 Composition II Written Communication (WR)
Social Science Elective 3 See Liberal Arts Core courses here Introductory Social Science (SS-1)
Natural Science with Lab Elective 4 See Liberal Arts Core courses here Natural Science (NS)
MTH 152 or higher 3 See Liberal Arts Core courses here Mathematics (MT)
ART 135 Visual Communication 3 CMD 102 Visual Communication and Design Major requirement
Total Credits 16    
 
Fall Semester (Year Two) Credits MU Notes and Equivalents Major and/or Core Requirements
ENG Literature Elective 3 See Liberal Arts Core courses here Introductory Literature (LT-1)
Foreign Language (__201) 3    
Social Science Elective 3 See Liberal Arts Core courses here Introductory Social Science (SS-1)
Fine Arts Elective 3 See Liberal Arts Core courses here Fine Arts (FNA)
ENG 121 Journalism or MKT 221 Public Relations 3 CMD 209 Contemporary Journalism or CMD 206 Intro to Public Relations Major requirement
Total Credits 15    
 
Spring Semester (Year Two) Credits MU Notes and Equivalents Major and/or Core Requirements
Foreign Language (__202) 3    
CST 110 Introduction to Communication or CST 126 Interpersonal Communication 3 CMD 900 Communication and Media Design Elective Does not meet major requirement
HIS Elective 3 Elective  
PED 116 + PED Elective + SDV Elective (no credit awarded for SDV) 1 + 1 + 1 HPR 900 Health and Human Performance Elective + HPR 900 Health and Human Performance Elective (1 + 1)   
CST 100 Public Speaking 3 CMD 101 Public Speaking Major
Total Credits 15    

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