Undergraduate Degree -

Program:
Program Code:
5635 Professional Writing
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FS04
End Term:
US19
Department:
Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Professional Writing, BA (5635)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS19

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB117, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201
MTH4: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH101, MTH102
At least 1 course from STT200, STT201
MTH3: 2 courses
At least 2 courses from MTH101, MTH102, MTH103, MTH103WAIV
MTH5: 3 courses
At least 2 courses from MTH103A, MTH103B
At least 1 course from MTH101, MTH102, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Professional Writing - Core
Major - Professional Writing - Core: 4 courses from WRA202, WRA210, WRA260, WRA360

Requirement 12: Major - Professional Writing - Portfolio Seminar
Major - Professional Writing - Portfolio Seminar: 3 credits from WRA455

Requirement 13: Major - Professional Writing - Track
Major - Professional Writing - Track: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
Digital and Technical Writing: 3 courses
At least 1 course from WRA410, WRA420
At least 2 courses from WRA320, WRA415
Writing in Communities and Cultures: 3 courses
At least 3 courses from WRA330, WRA331, WRA453, WRA471
Writing Editing and Publishing: 3 courses
At least 3 courses from WRA370, WRA480, WRA481

Requirement 14: Major - Professional Writing - Required Electives
Major - Professional Writing - Required Electives: 9 credits from WRA225, WRA290, WRA308, WRA320, WRA330, WRA331, WRA341, WRA355, WRA370, WRA395, WRA410, WRA415, WRA420, WRA425, WRA441, WRA453, WRA455, WRA460, WRA471, WRA480, WRA481, WRA482, WRA491, WRA493, WRA499

Requirement 15: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses at the 300 level and above.

Requirement 16: College - Arts and Letters - Second Language
College - Arts and Letters - Second Language: 1 course from a second year foreign language course demonstrating competency in a foreign language.

Requirement 17: College - Arts and Letters - Cognate Requirement
College - Arts and Letters - Cognate Requirement: 15 credits from a cognate. Both the cognate and the courses must be approved by the student's academic advisor.

Requirement 18: College - Arts and Letters - Experiential Education
College - Arts and Letters - Experiential Education: 3 credits from in one of the follow approved by College; internship, service-community engaged experience, research or creative project, or study abroad or away program

Requirement 19: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 20: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.