4 Year Plan for Incoming Freshman

JMC Four-Year Class Schedules

All students must complete the Murray State University requirements for University Studies, 42 hours of classes at the 300, 400 or 500 level, at least 120 total hours, and maintain a 2.0 GPA overall and in their area, major and minor (typically 21-24 hours) or second major. Students in the Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Television Production majors must also complete at least 72 hours of classes outside the JMC curriculum.

Each student has an adviser assigned during the first semester who is a member of the faculty in the major of choice. Depending on the choice of a minor, each student may have a second adviser in that subject area as well. All students who choose a second major must have a second adviser in that subject area. To assure deliberate progress toward graduation on the schedule below, students must meet with their advisers before each class registration period.

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Advertising

This major requires all students to earn a B or better in ENG 105, ENG 150, or their equivalent classes to progress to the 200-level. The curriculum is sequential, leading to a capstone class.  All classes beyond the 100-level have one or more prerequisites. Please check the current Murray State University Bulletin or ask your adviser for the exact requirements.
This major also requires completion of a minor, typically 21-24 hours, or second major within the four-year timeframe.
Year 1 – Fall Semester
JMC 100T, JMC 168
ENG 105, with a B or better
CSC 125
Year 1 – Spring Semester
GCM 153
Year 2 – Fall Semester
JMC 270, JMC 394
Year 2 – Spring Semester
JMC 330, JMC 417
Year 3 – Fall Semester
JMC 426
Year 3 – Spring Semester
JMC 439, JMC Elective
Year 4 – Fall Semester
JMC 456, JMC 499, JMC 590
Year 4 – Spring Semester
JMC Elective

* Classes available online each spring semester from Murray State University.

Graphic Communications Media

The curriculum is sequential, leading to a capstone class.  All classes beyond the 100-level have one or more prerequisites. Please check the current Murray State University Bulletin or ask your adviser for the exact requirements.
This major also requires completion of a minor, typically 21-24 hours, or second major within the four-year timeframe.
Year 1 – Fall Semester
JMC 100T, GCM 151, GCM 153
CSC 125 or CSC 199
Year 1 – Spring Semester
GCM 250
STA 135
ECO 140 or 230 or 231
Year 2 – Fall Semester
GCM 252, 351
ART 11 or ITD 107
Year 2 – Spring Semester
GCM 365, GCM 454
ENG 324
Year 3 – Fall Semester
GCM 354, GCM 441
Year 3 – Spring Semester
GCM 442, GCM 454
Year 4 – Fall Semester
JMC 499
GCM Elective
Year 4 – Spring Semester
GCM 558

Journalism

This major requires all students to earn a B or better in ENG 105, ENG 150, or their equivalent classes to progress to the 200-level. The curriculum is sequential, leading to a capstone class.  All classes beyond the 100-level have one or more prerequisites. Please check the current Murray State University Bulletin or ask your adviser for the exact requirements.
This major also requires completion of a minor, typically 21-24 hours, or second major within the four-year timeframe.
Year 1 – Fall Semester
JMC 100T, JMC 168
ENG 105, with a B or better
CSC 125
GCM 153
Year 1 – Spring Semester
JMC 194, JMC 270
Year 2 – Fall Semester
JMC 304
Year 2 – Spring Semester
JMC 305
Year 3 – Fall Semester
JMC 330, JMC 397
Year 3 – Spring Semester
JMC 398
Year 4 – Fall Semester
JMC 499, JMC 590, JMC 597
Year 4 – Spring Semester
JMC Elective

Public Relations

This major requires all students to earn a B or better in ENG 105, ENG 150, or their equivalent classes to progress to the 200-level. The curriculum is sequential, leading to a capstone class.  All classes beyond the 100-level have one or more prerequisites. Please check the current Murray State University Bulletin or ask your adviser for the exact requirements.
This major also requires completion of a minor, typically 21-24 hours, or second major within the four-year timeframe.
Year 1 – Fall Semester
JMC 100T, JMC 168
ENG 105, with a B or better
CSC 125
Year 1 – Spring Semester
JMC 194
GCM 153
Year 2 – Fall Semester
JMC 270, JMC 391
Year 2 – Spring Semester
JMC 330, JMC 412
Year 3 – Fall Semester
JMC 444
Year 3 – Spring Semester
JMC 440, JMC Elective
Year 4 – Fall Semester
JMC 491, JMC 499,
Year 4 – Spring Semester
JMC 590, JMC Elective

Television Production

This major requires all students to earn a B or better in ENG 105, ENG 150, or their equivalent classes to progress to the 200-level. The curriculum is sequential, leading to a capstone class.  All classes beyond the 100-level have one or more prerequisites. Please check the current Murray State University Bulletin or ask your adviser for the exact requirements.
This major also requires completion of a minor, typically 21-24 hours, or second major within the four-year timeframe.
Year 1 – Fall Semester
JMC 100T, JMC 168
ENG 105, with a B or better
CSC 125
GCM 153
Year 1 – Spring Semester
JMC 270
Year 2 – Fall Semester
JMC 336
Year 2 – Spring Semester
JMC 358
Year 3 – Fall Semester
JMC 330, JMC 369
Year 3 – Spring Semester
JMC 448, JMC 451
Year 4 – Fall Semester
JMC 455, JMC 499, JMC Elective
Year 4 – Spring Semester JMC 590