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
GCM 152
STA 125
University Studies Class
Year 1 – Spring Semester
JMC 394
CSC 125 or CSC 199
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 2 – Fall Semester
JMC 417
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 2 – Spring Semester
JMC 330, JMC Elective
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 3 – Fall Semester
JMC 426, JMC Elective
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 3 – Spring Semester
JMC 439, JMC Elective
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 4 – Fall Semester
JMC 499, JMC 590
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 4 – Spring Semester
JMC 456
University Studies/Minor Classes

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
University Studies Class
Year 1 – Spring Semester
GCM 250
STA 135
ECO 140 or 230 or 231
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 2 – Fall Semester
GCM 252, 351
ART 111
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 2 – Spring Semester
GCM 365, GCM 454
ENG 324
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 3 – Fall Semester
GCM 354, GCM 441
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 3 – Spring Semester
GCM 442, GCM 454
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 4 – Fall Semester
JMC 499
GCM Elective
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 4 – Spring Semester
GCM 558
University Studies/Minor Classes

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
GCM 152
STA 125
University Studies Class
Year 1 – Spring Semester
JMC 194, JMC 270
CSC 125 or CSC 199
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 2 – Fall Semester
JMC 304
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 2 – Spring Semester
JMC 305
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 3 – Fall Semester
JMC 330, JMC 397
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 3 – Spring Semester
JMC 398
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 4 – Fall Semester
JMC 499, JMC 590, JMC Elective
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 4 – Spring Semester
JMC 597
University Studies/Minor Classes

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
GCM 152
STA 125
University Studies Class
Year 1 – Spring Semester
JMC 194
CSC 125 or CSC 199
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 2 – Fall Semester
JMC 391, JMC Elective
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 2 – Spring Semester
JMC 330, JMC 412
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 3 – Fall Semester
JMC 444
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 3 – Spring Semester
JMC 440, JMC Elective
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 4 – Fall Semester
JMC 499, JMC 590
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 4 – Spring Semester
JMC 491
University Studies/Minor Classes

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
GCM 152
STA 125
University Studies Class
Year 1 – Spring Semester
JMC 270
CSC 125 or CSC 199
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 2 – Fall Semester
JMC 336
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 2 – Spring Semester
JMC 358
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 3 – Fall Semester
JMC 330, JMC 369
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 3 – Spring Semester
JMC 448, JMC 451
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 4 – Fall Semester
JMC 499, JMC 590, JMC Elective
University Studies/Minor Classes
Year 4 – Spring Semester
JMC 455
University Studies/Minor Classes