Mass Communication Academic Focus Plan

Academic Focus Plans are a suggested semester-by-semester course schedule with classes designed to help you transfer into your desired major at your chosen 4-year college. Focus plans do not substitute for academic advising. Contact an advisor for further information regarding placement based on Placement exam scores, scheduling, degree requirements, and graduation requirements. Your official degree that you will be pursuing at St. Louis Community College with this focus plan is the Associate in Arts - General Transfer Studies.

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Spring 2023, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
MTH 161 Quantitative Reasoning (MOTR MATH 120)
or Introductory Statistics (MOTR MATH 110)
3Satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency
MCM 101 Introduction to Mass Communications (MOTR SBSC 100)
or Communication Between Cultures (MOTR SBSC 101)
3Reading Proficiency
Humanities and Fine Arts Requirement3 Select from MCM 130, MCM 131, COM 111, or THT 101.
Credit Hours12
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 102 College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)3ENG 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency
MCM 101 Introduction to Mass Communications (MOTR SBSC 100)
or Communication Between Cultures (MOTR SBSC 101)
3Reading Proficiency
Oral Communications Requirement3 Select from COM 101, COM 107, COM 103, COM 112, or COM 201.
Humanities and Fine Arts Requirement3 Select from MCM 130, MCM 131, COM 111, or THT 101.
Credit Hours12
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Social & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement3  
CORE 42 Elective3 Select from COM 107 or COM 112
Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
BIO 111 Introductory Biology I (MOTR BIOL 100L) (or any other MOTR science course with lab)4Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
Humanities and Fine Arts Requirement3 Select from MCM 130, MCM 131, COM 111, or THT 101.
Elective3 Select from MCM 110, MCM 120, MCM 140, MCM 151, MCM 102, or MCM 209.
Elective3 Select from MCM 110, MCM 120, MCM 140, MCM 151, MCM 102, or MCM 209.
Elective3 Select from MCM 110, MCM 120, MCM 140, MCM 151, MCM 102, or MCM 209.
Credit Hours16
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
PSI 101 Physical Science (MOTR PHYS 110) (or any MOTR natural science course)3MTH 108 or MTH 140S with a minimum grade of "C", or placement into MTH 140 or higher, and Reading ProficiencyMust be a different discipline than MOTR science lab.
Elective3 Select from MCM 110, MCM 120, MCM 140, MCM 151, MCM 102, or MCM 209.
Elective3 Select from MCM 110, MCM 120, MCM 140, MCM 151, MCM 102, or MCM 209.
Elective3 Select from MCM 110, MCM 120, MCM 140, MCM 151, MCM 102, or MCM 209.
CORE 42 Elective2 Apply for graduation.
Credit Hours14
Total Credit Hours60

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.