Mar 30, 2020  
2019-20 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2019-20 Undergraduate Bulletin

Mass Communication, Journalism Concentration without Minor, B.A.

1. University Core Curriculum Requirements

A. Communication

B. Mathematics

C. Life and Physical Sciences

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture

E. Creative Arts

F. American History

G. Government/Political Science

H. Social and Behavioral Sciences

I. Component Area Option

2. Foundation of Knowledge

Language Proficiency

Complete foreign language proficiency through the SFA 232 level or sign language through the SFA 479 level.

Additional Humanities

3. Mass Communication Major

Advanced Mass Communication

Twenty-seven credit hours of advanced level (300-400) MCM electives as advised.

4. General Electives

Eighteen credit hours of general electives as advised.

5. Minimum total hours: 120

Writing Requirement

All students completing a degree program in the College of Liberal and Applied Arts must meet the standards for writing in the discipline set by their major. Students should see their departmental advisor for those standards.

Double-dipping Rule

Double-dipping is using the same course to fulfill two different requirements in a degree plan. Normally, students may not double-dip more than six to seven hours across their degree plan. Anything beyond that must be approved by the dean.

Grade Requirements

  • A grade of at least C in each freshman English course (ENG 131 , ENG 132 )
  • A C average in work completed in the major field
  • A C average in work completed in the minor field

The required averages are based on those SFA courses taken in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan (CAPP).  Transfer and advanced placement coursework are not included in GPA calculations.

Texas Success Initiative Program

All students must satisfy provisions of the Texas Success Initiative program.  See TSI information  elsewhere in this bulletin.