Nov 22, 2019  
2019-20 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2019-20 Undergraduate Bulletin

Mass Communication, Radio/TV Concentration with 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


9 hours of advanced (300-400) level MCM electives.  To be discussed with advisor.

4. Minor


An academic minor of at least 18 semester hours, but not more than 24 semester hours, with at least nine advanced hours and at least six advanced at SFA.

5. General Electives


Twelve credit hours of general electives as advised.

6. 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.