Jun 03, 2023  
2020-21 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-21 Undergraduate Bulletin Archived

Mass Communication, B.S.

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University Core Curriculum Requirements

A. Communication - 010

B. Mathematics - 020

C. Life and Physical Science - 030**

**Co-requisite labs will be applied elsewhere in the degree requirements.

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture - 040

E. Creative Arts - 050

F. American History - 060

G. Government/Political Science - 070

H. Social and Behavioral Science - 080

I. Component Area Option - 090

Three hours from:

Three hours from:

Foundation of Knowledge

A. Additional Sciences

Six to eight hours from one of the following groupings:

B. Additional Mathematics

Complete three additional hours from mathematics (MATH) courses numbered MATH 1316  or higher.

Mass Communication Major

The Mass Communication, Major  will consist of a 12 hour core and one of the following concentrations for a total of 36 hours.

  • Advertising/Public Relations
  • Journalism
  • Radio/Television
  • Social Media

Minor Option

The student may choose 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; or an additional 18 hours of advanced Mass Communication coursework.

General Electives

The student may be required to complete additional elective hours to complete the degree.  University Core Curriculum co-requisite lab hours will be applied to this area of the degree.

Degree Total Hours: 120

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.

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.

College Advanced Hours

A minimum of 33 hours of advanced coursework (courses numbered 3000-4999) is required.

Grade Requirements

  • A grade of at least C in each freshman English course (ENGL 1301 , ENGL 1302 )
  • 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.

In-Residence Requirement

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Undergraduate degrees require at least 25 percent semester credit hours completed in-residence.

Undergraduate degrees with 120 hours total degree program hours require a minimum of 30 advanced (upper level) in-residence semester credit hours. The in-residence hour requirement will be fulfilled as part of the individual discipline major which includes as least 12 advanced in-residence semester credit hours. Minor requirements may also contribute to the total in-residence hours as at least six advanced in-residence semester credit hours are required. The balance of in-resident hours will be fulfilled through additional advanced semester credit hours and may include further major and minor coursework.

Undergraduate degrees with more than 120 total degree program hour requirements will ensure semester credit hours for the specific discipline include at least 25 percent of total semester credit hours in-residence.

University Policy: http://www.sfasu.edu/policies/in-residence-requirement-6.15.pdf

Texas Success Initiative Program

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

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