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Classification Degree
BA Prof Writ- Journ/Public
Relations Option
Housing Status
Advisor Major
Overall GPA Concentration Catalog Term FALL 2017
Minor FERPA Indicator
Complete Complete except for classes in-progress (TR) Transfer Class
Not Complete See Advisor - Nearly Complete @ Any course number
IP In-Progress Course
BA in Prof Writ/Journalism-Pub Rel Ovrvw - 120 CR
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
120 credits are required.
Minimum credits at WCSU
A minimum of 30 credits must be taken at WCSU.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required
When your first term is graded, your cumulative GPA will be calculated.
If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 it is important to see an advisor
to make plans for raising your GPA.
Foreign Language Requirement
See Foreign Language Requirement section
General Education Competency Requirements
See General Education Competency Requirements section
General Education Course Requirements
See General Education Course Requirements section
Major Requirements
See Major in Professional Writing section
General Electives
See General Electives section
Foreign Language Requirement
Foreign Language Requirement
Complete a foreign language at an elementary II level or above.
Students who have completed three years of language in high school
with at least a 'C' average have satisfied this requirement. Consult
your advisor.
General Education Competency Requirements
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
Students must complete each of the competencies listed below. In
addition, students must complete 3 of the competencies a second time
excluding First Year (FY) and WRT 101 (WI).
General Education Competencies
Creative Process (CP)
1 to 2 Classes
Critical Thinking (CT)
1 to 2 Classes
Oral Communication (OC)
1 to 2 Classes
Health and Wellness (HW)
1 to 2 Classes
Scientific Inquiry (SI)
1 to 2 Classes
Intercultural Competence (IC)
1 to 2 Classes
Information Literacy (IL)
1 to 2 Classes
First Year Experience (FY)
1 Class
Culminating Experience (CE)
1 to 2 Classes
Writing Course (WRT 101)
WRT 101
Writing Intensive II (W2)
1 to 2 Classes
Writing Intensive III (W3)
1 to 2 Classes
Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
1 to 2 Classes
General Education Course Requirements
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
40 credits are required.
Writing Course (3 S.H.)
WRT 101
37 Credits in courses outside of major
Major in Professional Writing
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
51 credits are required.
Minimum 2.5 major GPA
Minimum credits at WCSU
A minimum of 24 credits must be taken at WCSU.
Introduction to Professional Writing
Craft of Writing I
WRT 171W*
Craft of Writing II
WRT 172W*
Craft of Writing III
WRT 273W*
Craft of Writing IV
WRT 274W*
News Writing
WRT 270W*
Public Relations Writing
WRT 340W*
Select 3 of the Following:
3 Classes in WRT 255W* or 271W* or JLA 321W or WRT 321W or 335W* or 338W or 490W* or COM 230 or 243
Linguistics or Modern English Grammar
LNG 317 or 320
The Editorial Environment
WRT 333W*
Editing and Copyediting
WRT 373W*
Publication Design & Development
WRT 442W
Thesis Project
WRT 465W*
2 Menu Electives
LNG 319 or WRT 275W or 276W* or 303W or 371W* or 377W or 431W or 446W
Portfolio Requirement
Students must complete a writing portfolio. Consult advisor for portfolio details.
General Electives
29 General Elective Credits