First Year (Freshman)

Fall Semester (City Colleges of Chicago)

  • ENGL 101 (Composition I), 3 credits
  • MATH 118 or MATH 125 (General Education Mathematics or Introductory Statistics) 4 credits
  • PSYCH 201 (General Psychology) 3 credits
  • SPEECH 101 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication) 3 credits
  • Fine Arts Course 3 credits

Spring Semester (City Colleges of Chicago)

  • ENGL 102 (Composition II), 3 credits
  • Physical Science, 4 credits
  • Humanities Course 3 credits
  • Elective 3 credits
  • Program Elective 3 credits

Second Year (Sophomore)

Fall Semester (City Colleges of Chicago)

  • Life Sciences, 4 credits
  • Program Elective 3 credits
  • ENG 152^ Introduction to Mass Communication 3 credits
  • Elective 3 credits
  • Social & Behavioral Science Course 3 credits

Spring Semester (City Colleges of Chicago)

  • Social & Behavioral Science, 3 credits
  • Fine Arts & Humanities Course 3 credits
  • Elective 3 credits
  • Program Elective 3 credits
  • Program Elective 3 credits

Third Year (Junior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • TRS 101* (Transfer Success Course), 1 credit
  • IMC 202^ (IMC Principles & Best Practices) 3 credits
  • IMC 220^ (Media Writing) 4 credits
  • IMC 240^ (IMC Research) 3 credits
  • Free Elective or Minor Course 3 credits

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • IMC 302^ (Fundamentals of Public Relations) 3 credits
  • IMC 303^ (Fundamentals of Advertising) 3 credits
  • IMC or JMS Major Elective^* 3 credits
  • Free Elective or Minor Course 3 credits
  • Free Elective or Minor Course 3 credits

Fourth Year (Senior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • IMC 363^ (Law and Ethics) 3 credits
  • IMC 399^ (Internship) 3 credits
  • IMC 443^++ (Principles of Media Planning - Graduate) 3 credits
  • IMC 474^++ (Crisis Communications - Graduate) 3 credits
  • Free Elective or Minor Course 3 credits

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • IMC 347^ (IMC Campaigns) 3 credits
  • IMC 447^++ (IMC Creative Campaigns - Graduate) 3 credits
  • Free Elective or Minor Course 3 credits
  • Free Elective or Minor Course 3 credits
  • Free Elective or Minor Course 3 credits

Fifth Year (Senior "Overlap Year")

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • IMC 401# (Brand Marketing and Communications) 3 credits
  • IMC 440^ (Marketing Communications Research) 3 credits
  • IMC 446# (Brand Planning & Message Strategy) 3 credits

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • IMC 452^ (IMC Ethics and Society) 3 credits
  • IMC 453^ (Multicultural Marketing Communications) 3 credits
  • IMC 480^ (IMC Campaign Planning) 3 credits

Summer Semester - Final graduate Study (Roosevelt University)

  • Students who take IMC 452 and IMC 453 in the preceding Spring will choose three electives in Summer to complete the MS degree.
  • Students who substituted IMC 452 and/or IMC 453 in the preceding Spring Semester will complete IMC 452 and/or IMC 453 in summer along with one additional elective to complete the MS degree.

*TRS 101 -Transfer Success Course (waived with transfer of 90 credit hours or more)

^=Grade of C or higher required for major courses

+=Certain IMC electives can be combined for a two-course concentration in Advertising or Public Relations. Speak with a Roosevelt advisor for details.

++= In the accelerated AA-BA-MS program students complete three graduate courses in the senior year of undergraduate study. These three senior year graduate classes count first towards the BA and then count again towards the MS degree.

#=These two courses in the graduate program must be completed with a B- or higher grade.

CCC: Some courses listed may have pre-requisites please see your advisor.

Please note that with the transfer of an AA or AS degree all Roosevelt University general education core requirements are completed unless a pre-requisite general education course is needed for the major.