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PART-TIME PATHWAYS (3 to 5 years) are available for most degrees. To qualify to take college-level classes, some students may be required to take college preparation classes first.

YEAR ONE – FALL

Course Title Credits Milestone Pre-req Schedule tips
ENG101 English Composition I 3 ☑
ENG111 Creative Writing 3 ☑ ☑ Fall
MAT122 Quantitative Reasoning 3/4
HIS121 World Civilizations I 3 ☑ Fall
LIT271 World Literature I 3 ☑ Fall
CREDITS: 15

YEAR ONE – SPRING

Course Title Credits Milestone Pre-req Schedule tips
ENG102 English Composition II 3 ☑
ENG113 Creative Writing: Nonfiction 3 ☑ ☑ Spring
HIS122 World Civilizations II 3 ☑ Spring
LIT272 World Literature II 3 ☑ Spring
THE101 Introduction to Theater 3
CREDITS: 15

YEAR TWO – FALL

Course Title Credits Milestone Pre-req Schedule tips
ENG103 Technical Writing 3 ☑ ☑ Fall
JRN101 Journalism I 3 ☑ ☑ Fall
SOC101 Intro to Sociology 3
ANT101 Cultural Anthropology 3
BIO101 Human Biology 3
BIO102 Human Biology Laboratory 1
CREDITS: 16

YEAR TWO – SPRING

Course Title Credits Milestone Pre-req Schedule tips
ENG115 Creative Writing: Fiction 3 ☑ ☑ Spring
PHI101 Intro to Philosophy 3
ENG116 Creative Writing: Poetry 3 Spring
LIT202 Graphic Novel 3 Spring
SCIENCE Science Elective 3
SCIENCE Science Elective LAB 1
CREDITS: 16

TOTAL CREDITS:62

Program Snapshot

  • Full-time or part-time program
  • Haverhill campus only for required program courses
  • Online courses offered for some required program courses
  • Provides students the opportunity to publish in Parnassus, NECC’s literary magazine, and The Observer, NECC’s newspaper
  • Prepares you for transfer to 4-year school

Helpful Hints

  • Courses are listed in the required order you should take them.
  • Students should speak to their advisor before registering for classes.
  • Finishing the LA: Writing Option degree in 2-3 years generally requires 15-18 credits per semester and may require summer or intersession courses
  • Science elective must include a lab to fulfill science credits for graduation.
  • Students must complete 62 credits total for this program
  • It is highly recommended that graduates pursue a Bachelor degree using one of our transfer agreement.

Milestone Courses

Milestone courses are the most important for success in the program, should be taken in the sequence shown, and may require certain grades or other outcomes for your continued progress toward graduation. They may also cover most, or all the six core skills required for graduation.

Disclaimer

You are encouraged to use this pathway checklist with an advisor as a worksheet when planning your progress toward a degree or certificate. This checklist is not your academic transcript and it is not official notification of completion of degree or certificate requirements.

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