Monday, March 10, 2008

A Degree in Sight

So, I have been going to school for the last 24 years of my life. That includes pre-school and kindergarten, but still, 24 years! That means there is only six years of my life that I haven't attended some sort of schooling!

After I graduated high school I went straight to Des Moines Area Community College and got an Associate of Applied Science degree with my focus in graphic design. I graduated in two years and moved to Omaha where I started working as an illustrator. I actually drew the symbols on the Iowa Lottery tickets and pickle cards.

A few years after working I decided I should go back to college and attain my bachelors degree. My first semester was horrible, I took accounting and statistics and failed them both! I then decided to switch from the College of Business to the College of Arts and Science and began taking classes to receive my bachelors in communication and advertising.

Since I worked full-time throughout my college career, it has been taking me sometime to complete the course work. Most classes were only offered during the day when I work, so I would have to get special permission to substitute other classes and I usually took no more than three classes a semester. This added an extra nine hours to my already 40 to 50 hour work week, (yes, this is the part where I wanted you to feel sorry for me!)

My goal has been to finish my bachelors before I had children. I was very worried that I wouldn't be able to attain this, but after reviewing my credits I've found, I'm almost done! After this semester all I have left is my dreaded algebra class! Even though I'm horribly scared of math, I know I can work through it, knowing I'll be about eight months pregnant and it's my last chance to get it done before kids!

Here's a detailed outline of classes I've taken at the University of Nebraska at Omaha:

Current Academic Program: Arts and Sciences - Bachelor of Science Major: Journalism, with concentration in Communication and Advertising

Transfer Credit: DES MOINES AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-ANKENY
CART410 ILLUSTRATION I
CART405 TYPOGRAPHY I
CART403 COMMUNICATION DESIGN I
DKTP401 INTRO TO DESKTOP PUBLISHING
CART411 COMMUNICATION DESIGN II
ENGL117 COMPOSITION I
CART459 COMPUTER GRAPICS I
PHOT105 PRIN OF PHOTOGRAPHY
PSCH101 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
BSAD223 BUSINESS/FINANCIAL MATH
MUSI145 CHAMBER CHOIR
MUSI144 CONCERT CHOIR
PHOT407 STUDIO PHOTOGRAPHY
School Total: 36.00

Spring 2001 - UNO
ENGL1164014 ENGLISH COMPOSITION
SPCH1110034 PUBLIC SPEAKING FUNDS

Summer 2001 - UNO
PHYS1350302 PRINCIPLES OF ASTRONOMY

Fall 2001 - UNO
HIST1110801 AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1865

Summer 2002 - UNO
GEOG1000301 FUNDAMENTALS OF WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
HIST1010101 WORLD CIVILIZATIONS II

Fall 2002 - UNO
HIST1000015 WORLD CIVILIZATIONS I
JOUR2150006 NEWS WRITING & REPORTING

Transfer Credit Applied to Spring 2003 METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
PHL 101 INTRO TO PHILOSOPHY

Spring 2002 - UNO
JOUR4230001 PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
SPCH2410002 SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION & LEADERSHIP

Summer 2003 - UNO
HORT2120101 LANDSCAPE PLANTS I

Fall 2003 - UNO
JOUR3620002 PRINCIPLES CREATIVE ADVERTISING
SOC 3900001 RACE & ETHNIC RELATIONS IN THE U.S.

Spring 2004 - UNO
ENGL4080001 THE AMERICAN DRAMA

Fall 2005 - UNO
JOUR2160001 NEWS EDITING

Spring 2006 - UNO
JOUR4830001 TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION

Transfer Credit Applied to Fall 2006 METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
HUMS2310 FILM HISTORY & APPRECIATION

Fall 2006 -UNO
BRCT4390001 ELECTRONIC MEDIA MANAGEMENT
JOUR MAGAZINE EDITING

Transfer Credit Applied to Spring 2007 METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY
BIOS1010 INTRO TO BIOLOGY

Spring 2007- UNO
JOUR4240001 PUBLIC RELATIONS CASE STUDIES
JOUR4960002 PR,ORGANIZATION,COMMUNICATION,ADVERTISE INTERNSHIP
JOUR4990001 ADVANCED COMMUNICATION PRACTICUM

Summer 2007- UNO
JOUR4410101 COMMUNICATION LAW
JOUR4990201 ADVANCED COMMUNICATION PRACTICUM
SPCH4510301 PERSUASION

Fall 2007 - UNO
ART 3120001 ADVANCED INTERMEDIA & DIGITAL ART
JOUR3220001 CRITICAL WRITING MASS MEDIA

Spring 2008 - UNO
ART 3000001 DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION
JOUR4250001 PUBLIC RELATIONS WRITING
PHYS1354005 INTRO ASTRONOMY LAB

Summer 2008 - UNO
INTERMEDIA ALGEGRA!!

1 comment:

Sarah said...

WoW, that is a ton of classes! Think of how smart you are :) Almost there lady!!! I'm so proud of you!!!!!!!! Love ya!