This pathway leads to a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Professional Communication from Rowan University.

3+1 students must earn at least one associate degree before transitioning into senior year. We recommend an associate degree in Communication Arts (AA.COM) or Fashion Media & Merchandising (AS.FMM). Students must use courses from the associate degree to satisfy the requirements listed below.  This is a sample schedule. Please see your personalized plan in AVISO, if you have already signed up for 3+1.

 

Sample Schedule for 3+1 Applied Professional Communication

RCBC Courses: total of 90 credits

Semester 1 (15 credits)

  • ENG 101 College Composition I
  • Social science (see associate degree for options)
  • Math: MTH-107 or higher
  • Artistic Literacy: ART 101, MUS 101, or THR 101
  • Social Science (see associate degree for options)

Semester 2 (16 credits)

  • ENG 102 College Composition II
  • History (see associate degree for options)
  • SPE 102 Public Speaking
  • Natural Science with lab (see associate’s degree for options)
  • Elective (recommend Art/Humanities for AA.COM)

Semester 3 (15 credits)

  • Elective (recommend ENG 252 for AA.COM)
  • Elective (recommend THR 125 for AA.COM)
  • Diversity Course (see associate degree for options)
  • Elective 
  • Elective 

Semester 4 (15 credits)

  • Diversity Course (see associate degree for options)
  • Elective (recommend COM 105, ENG 251, JOU 101 or SOC 207 for AA.COM
  • Elective (recommend COM 105, ENG 251, JOU 101 or SOC 207 for AA.COM)
  • *COM 200 Business and Professional Communication
  • Elective

Semester 5 (15 credits)

  • Global Literacy (recommend ANT 102, GLS 101, HIS 106 or SOC 205; see Rowan Relations for full list)
  • *COM 301 Writing Research and Technology
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Semester 6 (14 credits)

  • Literature (PHI 205 or any RCBC LIT except LIT 215 and LIT 218
  • *GDD 317 Publication Layout and Design
  • *COM 212 Introduction to Digital and Emerging Media
  • Elective
  • Elective

Notes:

Check self-service for prerequisite requirements and associate degree requirements.

Electives are any RCBC course; email 3plus1@rcbc.edu for questions about electives.

If you complete all recommended and required courses, earn an AA.COM degree after semester 4.

 

COM 301 is a fall only course; must be signed up for 3+1 to register for this course.

GDD 317 and COM 212 are spring only courses. GDD 317 is in-person only

*COM 200, COM 212, COM 301 and GDD 317 must be C or higher.

 

Rowan University Courses: 30 credits
Courses are taken in a hybrid format (online and in Mount Laurel). This is not a fully online program.

Semester 1 (15 credits)

  • WA 01.322 Writing for the Workplace OR WA 01.302 Intro. to Technical Writing (WI)
  • CMS 04.315 Participatory Media
  • PR 05.350 Strategic Communication Overview
  • WA 01.406 Professional Practices and Partnerships I
  • Free Elective or Core Literacy

Semester 2 (15 credits)

  • RTF 03.394 New Media Production
  • JRN 02.319 Media Ethics
  • CMS 04.318 Leadership Communication
  • ADV 04.360 Integrated Marketing Communications
  • WA 01.404 Professional Practices and Partnerships Practicum 2

Notes:

Meet with Rowan University Advisor prior to senior year to confirm schedule.

All program courses in the senior year must be C- or higher.

Must take a minimum of 30 credits with Rowan University.

Total credits required for BA is 120 between Rowan University credits and transfer credits.