Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies
The rules listed on this page are specific to the 2014-2016 catalog year. Rules for previous catalogs can be found on the degree checklists (below).
The Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies degree comprises 120 credit hours.
A specific combination of coursework in English, Government, American History, Math, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Fine Arts.
- A minimum of 30 and maximum of 36 hours of major-specific coursework in the department.
College of Communication requirements
- Intermediate proficiency in a foreign language
- 6 hours of Communication courses outside your major
- 3 additional hours of English or Rhetoric (E or RHE)
- 3 hours Communication and Culture coursework
- Communication Studies majors may not take more than 9 hours of Communication Studies coursework per semester
- Communication Studies students may not take more than 42 hours in the College of Communication
- At least 15 hours of major-specific coursework must be upper-division
- Students who are not Communication Studies majors are limited to 9 hours of CMS coursework (including transfer work) total, until they are officially accepted as a major or have officially declared Communication Studies as their minor via their own college
A student may apply for admission to the Communication Studies honors program during the semester that he or she reaches 90 hours of coursework.
Students should choose courses in the core curriculum and in the major requirements that also fulfill their major department's Flag requirements. The Flags required for the all degrees from Moody College are:
Writing: three courses required
- one must be outside of the core curriculum
- Cultural diversity in the United States: one course required
- Ethics and leadership: one course required
- Global cultures: one course required
- Independent inquiry: one course required
- Quantitative reasoning: one course required
- Bring a student's total hours to 120
- Electives frequently taken by Communication students
Students can also fill elective hours by
Students are asked to choose from three different tracks: