Combined Degree Programs

  • English, BA/Publishing, MS (NYC, PLV)
  • Modern Languages and Cultures (Spanish), BA/ Publishing, MS (NYC)

The combined B.A. English/M.S. in Publishing program should be particularly attractive to students who have an abiding interest in literature and language. It is practical preparation for post graduate careers in the exciting dynamic field of publishing.

Undergraduate English majors in either the literature concentration or the writing concentration may apply in the second semester of their junior year for acceptance to the graduate program in publishing which leads to a Master of Science degree. In their senior year students accepted into the program will take twelve credits in publishing courses which will partially satisfy the requirements for both the B.A. degree and the M.S. in Publishing degree. Students can, therefore, complete both degree programs in five years.

This program offers considerable advantages for students who are eager to establish themselves on a career path beyond entry level positions at the completion of their studies. The program should be particularly attractive to students who have strong interests in language, literature, and writing. The dynamic, fast changing publishing industry would seem to be a natural arena for a practical utilization of such interests. Internships at various publishing concerns will enhance the opportunities for students to acquire professional experience before graduation.

Admission to the Program
Undergraduate English majors who have an overall 3.0 QPA in the major are eligible to apply to the M.S. Publishing program in the second semester of their junior year. To gain acceptance it will be necessary for interested students to file an application in the Graduate Admissions Office. Once they have been accepted into the program, they must register in the publishing program office, at which time they will be assigned an advisor who will guide them to make the most productive use of their course of study.

Course Requirements

For the B.A. Degree

Credits

University Core

60

Major Electives*

15-18 (according to concentration)

Free Electives

14-17

Total

128

*In fulfillment of the major electives, students accepted into the combined program will take 12 of the required major elective credits in publishing courses.

In their senior year English majors can begin taking graduate publishing courses which will fill the requirements for both the B.A. degree and the M.S. in Publishing degree.

Suggested Sequence

I. Senior Year

A. Fall Semester - Choice of two 3 credit courses from the following

PUB 606

 

Book Production and Design

PUB 608

 

Financial Aspects of Publishing

PUB 612

 

Information Systems in Publishing

PUB 624

 

Editorial Principles and Practices

     

TOTAL FALL SEMESTER

 

6 CREDITS

B. Spring Semester - Choice of two 3 credit courses from the following

PUB 610

 

General Interest Books

PUB 624

 

Editorial Principles and Practices

PUB 628

 

Marketing Principles and Practices

     

TOTAL SPRING SEMESTER

 

6 CREDITS

II. Graduate Year

A. Fall Semester

PUB 699A

Internship I

3 Credits

B. Fall Semester - Choice of 2 three credit required courses

PUB 606, 607, 608, 610, 612, 624, or 628 (as described in catalogue)

C. Fall Semester - Choice of 1 elective course for 3 credits (see catalogue)

TOTAL FALL SEMESTER

 

12 CREDITS

D. Spring Semester

PUB 699B

Internship II

3 Credits

E. Spring Semester - Choice of three elective courses for 9 credits (see catalogue)

TOTAL SPRING SEMESTER

 

12 CREDITS

     

TOTAL FOR DEGREE

 

36 CREDITS

     

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