Dec 02, 2023
All students completing a Bachelor of Science in communication studies, geography, mass communication, political science, public administration, psychology or sociology must complete the following requirements:
1. University Core Curriculum Requirements
C. Life and Physical Sciences
Lab hours for life and physical science courses are counted in a student’s electives, not in the student’s 42-hour core component.
D. Language, Philosophy and Culture
G. Government and Political Science
H. Social and Behavioral Science
* Only students receiving a grade of A in ENGL 1303 get credit for both ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 ; if they receive a grade of B or C, they must take ENGL 1302 ; if they receive a grade lower than C, they must take ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302 .
** Only three hours for MATH 2313 can be counted in the student’s core. The fourth hour will be counted in the student’s electives.
2. Foundation of Knowledge
A. Additional Sciences
Six to eight additional semester hours from one of the following sequences:
A departmental major of at least 30 semester hours, but not for more than 36 hours, with at least 18 hours advanced and at least 12 hours advanced at SFA.
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. This requirement is optional for the BS in mass communication.
5. Advanced, Residence and Grade Requirements
- Thirty-three or more semester hours of advanced work (3000 and/or 4000 level).
- A minimum of 30 advanced semester hours of work in residence at SFA.
- A grade of at least C in each freshman English course.
- A C average at SFA; a C average in major courses taken at SFA; and a C average in minor courses taken at SFA. These required averages are based on those courses in each category that are included in the student’s official degree plan.
6. Hours to total 120
Enough additional semester hours to make a total of at least 120 semester hours. To be discussed with advisor.
7. 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.
8. 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.