2 Year Plan for KCTCS Transfer Students

JMC Two-Year Class Schedules for KCTCS Transfer Students with AA/AS Degrees

For best results, all KCTCS and other transfer students should contact the department chair during their first year of college to arrange an advising conference. This is the only way to assure in advance that transfer credits meet the requirements of the department. Failing to do so will likely result in transfer students having to complete more than 120 total credit hours and more than four semesters to earn their Murray State University degrees.

KCTCS and other transfer students must also choose a minor or second major and complete any foundation, co-requisite, and university studies requirements in that subject before they transfer. The curriculum guide below does not guarantee transfer students will be able to complete all classes in the minor or second major within four semesters or 120 total credit hours.

This curriculum guide is primarily designed for students for whom fall semester is the first term. Because all classes are not offered each semester, initial enrollment in spring or summer may invalidate the four-semester graduation plan.

Transfer students are strongly encouraged to take both the equivalent and online classes before they complete their KCTCS program. KCTCS equivalent classes are listed in parentheses. Classes marked with an asterisk (*) are offered online by the department each spring semester. Transfer students from other schools must check with the Murray State University Transfer Center or the department chair for details of transfer credit equivalency. Click here for more information about transfer credits.

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 major and minor. Students in the Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, and Television Production majors must also complete at least 72 hours of classes outside the JMC curriculum

JMC 2 Year Plan

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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-semester timeframe.
Year 1 – Fall Semester
JMC 168 (COM 249, JAT 101, or SOC 249), JMC 394
GCM 152
CSC 125 (CIT 155) or CSC 199 (CIT 105)
Minor Class
Year 1 – Spring Semester
JMC 330, JMC 417, JMC Elective
Minor Classes
Year 2 – Fall Semester
JMC 426, JMC 439, JMC 499, JMC Elective
Minor Classes
Year 2 – Spring Semester
JMC 456, JMC 590, JMC Elective
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-semester timeframe.
Year 1 – Fall Semester
GCM 151 (VCC 100), GCM 153 (VCC 125, VCC 220, or VCM 220)
CSC 125 (CIT 155) or CSC 199 (CIT 105)
STA 135
Minor Class
Year 1 – Spring Semester
GCM 250, GCM 354, GCM 365
ART 111 or ITD 107 (ART 112 or CAD 100)
Minor Classes
Year 2 – Fall Semester
GCM 252, GCM 351, GCM 441
JMC 499
Minor Classes
Year 2 – Spring Semester
GCM 442, GCM 454, GCM 558
ENG 324
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-semester timeframe.
Year 1 – Fall Semester
JMC 168 (COM 249, JAT 101, or SOC 249), JMC 194, JMC 270
GCM 152
CSC 125 (CIT 155) or CSC 199 (CIT 105)
Minor Class
Year 1 – Spring Semester
JMC 304, JMC 305 JMC 330
Minor Classes
Year 2 – Fall Semester
JMC 397, JMC 398, JMC 499
Minor Classes
Year 2 – Spring Semester
JMC 590, JMC 597, JMC Elective
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-semester timeframe.
Year 1 – Fall Semester
JMC 168 (COM 249, JAT 101, or SOC 249), JMC 194 JMC 391
GCM 152
CSC 125 (CIT 155) or CSC 199 (CIT 105)
Minor Class
Year 1 – Spring Semester
JMC 330, JMC 412, JMC Elective
Minor Classes
Year 2 – Fall Semester
JMC 440, JMC 444, JMC 499, JMC Elective
Minor Classes
Year 2 – Spring Semester
JMC 491, JMC 590
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-semester timeframe.
Year 1 – Fall Semester
JMC 168 (COM 249, JAT 101, or SOC 249), JMC 270, JMC 330
GCM 152
CSC 125 (CIT 155) or CSC 199 (CIT 105)
Minor Class
Year 1 – Spring Semester
JMC 336, JMC 358, JMC 451
Minor Classes
Year 2 – Fall Semester
JMC 369, JMC 448, JMC 499, JMC Elective
Minor Classes
Year 2 – Spring Semester
JMC 455, JMC 590
Minor Classes