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Four-Year Academic Map 2018-2019

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This is a sample academic plan for students entering on the 2018-2019 catalog. Students should meet with an academic advisor prior to registration to formulate their own plan. Please tap the button following each course to view course description and prerequisites or see the UH Hilo Catalog for more course information.

Year 1: Fall Semester

Course Credit
FQ: Quantitative Reasoning 3
COM 270 (DS: Social Science I) 3
DB: Biological Science or DP: Physical Science 3
DY: Science Laboratory 1
GL: Language Arts 3
Elective 3
Credits 16

Year 1: Spring Semester

Course Credit
ENG 100 (FW: Written Communication) 3
COM 200 3
COM 251 3
FGA, FGB or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives I 3
GE HPP 3
Credits 15

Year 2: Spring Semester

Course Credit
COM Elective 3
COM Elective 3
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature II 3
WI Elective 3
DB: Biological Science or DP: Physical Science 3
Credits 15

Year 3: Fall Semester

Course Credit
COM Elective 3
COM Upper Elective 3
Upper Elective 3
WI Elective 3
Elective 3
Credits 15

Year 3: Spring Semester

Course Credit
COM Upper Elective 3
WI Upper Elective 3
Upper Elective 3
Upper Elective 3
GE GCC 3
Credits 15

Year 4: Fall Semester

Course Credit
COM Upper Elective or Capstone (see note 6) 3
Upper Elective 3
Upper Elective 3
Upper Elective 3
Upper Elective 3
Credits 15

Year 4: Spring Semester

Course Credit
COM Upper Elective or Capstone (see note 6) 3
Upper Elective 3
Upper Elective 3
Upper Elective 3
Elective 3
Credits 15

Notes

  1. With Advisor approval 6 semester hours of total elective hours may be from a related discipline.
  2. A minimum of 12 semester hours out of the total 33 semester hours required for the major must be taken from 300-level courses or above.
  3. At least 45 total semester hours must be earned in upper division courses (300-level or above) for graduation.
  4. Students should always check course prerequisites and frequency with which courses are offered.
  5. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their advisor each semester before registering.
  6. A student may choose COM 494 or 499 to complete the capstone course requirement. It is strongly recommended student complete COM 350 (Research Methods) before pursuing this option.