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

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


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 Science


I. Component Area Option


Three hours from:


Three hours from:


2. Foundation of Knowledge


Additional Sciences


Six to eight hours from one of the following groupings:

Additional Mathematics


Complete three additional hours from mathematics (MTH) courses numbered MTH 133  or higher.

3. Mass Communication Major


Advanced Mass Communication


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

4. General Electives


Twenty-one 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.