Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterTerm Credits
Select one of the following: 3
Computer Programming and Problem Solving  
Computer Programming and Graphics Problems  
Introduction to Computer Science  
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
MATH 101 Foundations of Mathematics for the Liberal Arts 3
Natural Sciences:GUR Elective 3
Natural Sciences Lab:GUR Elective 1
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits13
2nd Semester
Social Science (lower-level) Elective 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
Natural Sciences:GUR Elective 3
Free Elective 1 3
Physical Education 1
 Term Credits16
Second Year
1st Semester
English Composition and Cultural History (lower-level):GUR Elective 3
COM 303 Video Narrative 1 3
ENG 353 Composing Documents for Print 1 3
Basic Social Science 3
Track Option Elective 1 3
Physical Education 1
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
HIST 345 Communication through the Ages 3
ENG 354 Composing Documents for the Web 1 3
ENG 339 Practical Journalism 1 3
Track Option Elective 2 3
Track Option Elective 3 3
Free Elective 2 3
 Term Credits18
Third Year
1st Semester
ENG 333 Cybertext 1 3
Open GUR Elective 3
Track Option Elective 4 3
Track Option Elective 5 3
Free Elective 3 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
MGMT 390 Principles of Management 3
Free Elective 4 3
ENG 340 Oral Presentations 1 3
Track Option Elective 6 3
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level): GUR Elective 3
COM 321 Technology & Tactics of Sound 3
 Term Credits18
Fourth Year
1st Semester
ENG 302 Communication Theory 1 3
ENG 490 Co-op Work Experience I 1 3
Track Option Elective 7 3
Track Option Elective 8 3
Free Elective 5 3
Free Elective 6 3
 Term Credits18
2nd Semester
ENG 491 Co-op Work Experience II 1 3
ENG 496 Senior Project-Communication and Media 1 3
Capstone Seminar Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) : GUR Elective 3
Free Elective 7 3
Free Elective 8 3
 Term Credits15
 Total Credits129
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 Communication and media core courses

Summary: 

12-course core36
8-course focus24
8 free electives24
GUR48
Total Credits132

For information on General University Requirements (GUR), please click here.

Electives

Social Sciences (lower-level) GUR
Select one of the following:3
Economics
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
Approved introductory course at Rutgers-Newark
Select one of the following:3
Society, Technology, and the Environment
Technology, Society and Culture: An American View
Technology, Society and Culture: A Global View
Approved introductory course at Rutgers-Newark
Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR
Select one of the following:3
LIT 3XX
Literature course
HIST 3XX
History course
PHIL 3XX
Philosophy course
STS 3XX
Science, Technology and Society course
3XX
Approved 300-level course at Rutgers-Newark
Open Elective in Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR
Select one of the following:
ENG 3XX
English course
HIST 3XX
History course
LIT 3XX
Literature course
PHIL 3XX
Philosophy course
STS 3XX
Science, Technology and Society course
SS 3XX
Social Science course
THTR 3XX
Theatre course
History of Architecture IV
3XX
Approved 300-level Rutgers-Newark course
English Composition and Cultural History (lower-level) GUR
Select one of the following:3
HUM 211The Pre-Modern World3
HUM 212The Modern World3
HIST 213The Twentieth-Century World3
R510 2XX
200-level history course at Rutgers-Newark
R512 2XX
200-level history course at Rutgers-Newark
Capstone Seminar in Humanities and Social Sciences (upper-level) GUR
All students, except those enrolled in the honors college, select one of the following:3
Humanities Senior Seminar - Literature
Humanities Senior Seminar - History
Humanities Senior Seminar - Philosophy
Humanities Senior Seminar - English
Humanities Senior Seminar - Theater
Humanities Senior Seminar - Science, Technology, and Society
Humanities Senior Seminar - Social Science
Students enrolled in the honors college, select an honors section of the courses above.
Natural Sciences GUR
Seven credits from courses in biology, botany, chemistry, geology, physics, including lab credit7
Physical Education GUR
PE 1XXPhysical education course1
Physical Education course1

Art or Architecture Electives

A number of courses offered by the New Jersey School of Architecture or Rutgers-Newark can be used to fulfill this requirement. See the advisor for appropriate courses.

Technology Electives

See the advisor for appropriate courses.

Communication and Media Track Options

  • Digital Expression
  • Journalism
  • Literature
  • Media Arts
  • Professional and Technical Communication
  • Theatre Arts

All concentrations require courses (twenty-four credits) and should be selected in consultation with the program director from a variety of NJIT and Rutgers-Newark course offerings.

Please consult the Humanities Department website for specific course listing. http://humanities.njit.edu/

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load.