First Year (Freshman)

Fall Semester (Elgin Community College)

  • ENG 101~ (Composition I) 3 credits
  • MTH 125 or 104 (Finite Mathematics or Liberal Arts Math) 3 credits
  • Physical Science 3 credits
  • Social & Behavioral Science 3 credits
  • Elective 3 credits

Spring Semester (Elgin Community College)

  • ENG 102~ (Composition II) 3 credits
  • BIO 108 (Life Science with Lab) 4 credits
  • Social & Behavioral Science 3 credits
  • Major Elective~ (Choose from: JRN 298, CDN 203, 221, 230, 233 or 234) 3 credits
  • Humanities & Fine Arts 3 credits

Second Year (Sophomore)

Fall Semester (Elgin Community College)

  • JRN 130~ (Introduction to Mass Communications) 3 credits
  • CMS 101 (Fundamentals of Speech) 3 credits
  • Social & Behavioral Science 3 credits
  • Major Elective~ (Choose from JRN 298, CDN 203, 221, 230, 233 or 234) 3 credits
  • Humanities & Fine Arts 3 credits

Spring Semester (Elgin Community College)

  • Major Elective~ (Choose from JRN 298, CDN 203, 221, 230, 233 or 234) 3 credits
  • Major Elective~ (Choose from JRN 298, CDN 203, 221, 230, 233 or 234) 3 credits
  • Humanities & Fine Arts 3 credits
  • Elective 3 credits
  • Elective 3 credits

Third Year (Junior)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • TRS 101* (Transfer Success Course), 1 credit
  • Free elective or minor 3 credits
  • IMC 202~ (Principles & Best Practices) 3 credits
  • IMC 220~ (Media Writing) 3 credits
  • IMC 240~ (IMC Research) 3 credits

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • IMC 302~ (Fundamentals of Public Relations) 3 credits
  • IMC 303~ (Fundamentals of Advertising) 3 credits
  • Free elective or minor 3 credits
  • Free elective or minor 3 credits
  • Free elective or minor 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) 3 credits
  • IMC 474~++ (Crisis Communications) 3 credits
  • Free elective or minor 3 credits

Spring Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • IMC 347~ (IMC Campaigns) 3 credits
  • IMC 447~++ (IMC Creative Campaigns) 3 credits
  • Free elective or minor 3 credits
  • Free elective or minor 3 credits
  • Free elective or minor 3 credits

Fifth Year (Graduate Study)

Fall Semester (Roosevelt University)

  • IMC 401# (Brand Marketing and Communications) 3 credits
  • IMC 440~ (Marketing Communications Research) 3 credits
  • IMC 446# (Brand Planning and 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)
  • Elective Option (Can substitute one or two electives in place of IMC 452 or 453) 3 credits

Summer SEMESTER (Roosevelt University)

  • Option 1 (Students who take IMC 452 and 453 in the preceding Spring Semester will choose three electives in summer to complete the MS degree) 9 credits
  • Option 2 (Students who substituted for IMC 452 and/or IMC 453 in the preceding Spring Semester till complete IMC 452 and/or IMC 453 in summer along with one additional elective to complete the MS degree) 9 credits

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

^=Grade of C or higher required for major courses 

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

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

Additional IMC coursework instead of free electives can be taken at Roosevelt University if not completed at Elgin Community College.  Total must meet the minimum requirement of 120 credit hours.

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.