Academic Catalog August 2008 - August 2009 Undergraduate and Graduate
To earn this degree, complete at least 120 units of coursework, which we describe in the sections that follow:
at least 35 units of liberal studies requirements Be aware that you may not use courses with an ADV prefix to satisfy these liberal studies requirements.
at least 36 units of major requirements
at least 18 units of minor requirements
elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
Be aware that some courses required for your degree may have prerequisites that you must also take. Check the courses in the appropriate subject. (You may be able to count these prerequisites toward your liberal studies or general elective credit.)
Please note that you must complete NAUís diversity requirements by taking two 3-unit courses, one in ethnic diversity and one in global awareness. These courses may be used to meet other requirements within your academic plan if you choose them carefully. Click here for a list of the available diversity courses.
Also note that NAU requires that at least 30 units of the courses you take for your degree must be upper-division courses (those numbered 300 and above).
You should also be aware that you may take ADV 408 in your final two years before graduation; however, you must apply to and receive prior approval from our advertising faculty members. We reserve the right to deny approval based on our assessment of your preparation and competence. Also refer to the general requirements for all School of Communication degree plans at the beginning of this section.
Finally, please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement; however, you must still meet the total of at least 120 units to graduate. Contact your advisor for details.
Take the following 36 units:
COM 101 and 200 with grades of C or better (the 6-unit communication core)
COM 400 (3 units)
ADV 207, 307, and 310 (9 units)
ADV 311W, which meets NAUís junior writing requirement (3 units)
JLS 130 and 131 (6 units)
SC 111 (3 units)
PHO 181 (3 units)
ADV 411C, which meets NAUís senior capstone requirement (3 units)
All majors must earn the grade of "C" or better in COM 101, COM 200, their freshman composition required course and their foundation mathematics course.
Please note that you must earn a grade of C or better and maintain a grade point average of 2.5 or higher in all courses required in this 36-unit major.
Complete a minor of at least 18 units from those described in this catalog. In consultation with your advisor, you should select a minor thatís appropriate for your career aspirations and educational needs. Your minor advisor will advise you about this part of your academic plan.
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they werenít used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Click here for more information about Advertising courses and faculty.