Online Degree Option

This program offers an online degree option as well as the traditional on-campus classroom format. The degree curriculum is below. The online degree can be achieved by taking these courses through a combination of online, hybrid and on-campus classes.

This program can be completed on-campus or online. This distance education degree does have a few hybrid and on-campus courses which are noted with asterisk an (*).

Curriculum for Catalog Year: 2019 - 2020

First Year

Fall Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
CIS 125 Operating System Basics 1
CIS 147 Types & Fonts 2
CIS 164 Internet Essentials 3
CIS 168

ART 111

Graphic Design OR

Basic Design

3
CIS 171 Computer Graphics 3
ENG 101 Rhetoric & Composition I 3
Total Semester Credits: 15

 

Spring Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
CIS 172 Photo Manipulation 3
CIS 173 Graphics and Animation/Flash 3
CIS 174 Web Fundamentals I 3
CIS 257 Electronic Publishing / InDesign 3
English OR Journalism Elective OR SPCH 151 3
Total Semester Credits: 15

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Second Year

Fall Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
CIS 176 Web Fundamentals II 3
CIS 230 Video Graphics 3
CIS 272 Photo Manipulation II 3
Graphic Communications Elective (see below) 3
Human Relations Elective 3
Human Well-Being Elective 2
Total Semester Credits: 17

 

Spring Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
CIS 259 Current Web/Graphic Technology* 3
CIS 273 Advanced Graphics and Animation 3
CIS 296 Web & Graphics Internship* 3
Graphic Communications Elective (see below) 3
Humanities or Social Science Elective 3
Communications/ Humanities/ Social Science/ Human Well-Being Elective 1-3
Total Semester Credits: 16-18
Total Program Credits: 63-65

Graphic Communications Electives

Course Number Course Description Credits
ART 240 Digital Imaging 3
BUS 280 Copyright/Trademark/Patent Law 3
CIS 210 Web Design & Usability 3
CIS 299 Special Topics 3
MKT 226 eMarketing 3
MKT 227 SEO & Web Analytics for Marketing* 3

Some courses have prerequisites. Refer to the Course Catalog or Class Search link in eSTORM for a full course description.