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Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies

2018 - 2020 Catalog Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies degree comprises 120 credit hours.

Core Curriculum 

A specific combination of coursework in English, Government, American History, Math, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Fine Arts. 

Major requirements

  • A minimum of 36 and maximum of 48 hours of major-specific coursework in the department.
  • Each student must complete one of the following tracks: Corporate Communication, Human Relations, or Political Communication. 

Moody College of Communication requirements

Enrollment

  • Communication Studies students may not take more than 60 hours in the College of Communication.
  • At least 15 hours of major-specific coursework must be upper-division.
  • Communication Studies majors may not take more than 9 hours of Communication Studies coursework per semester.
  • A student may not earn both the Bachelor of Science in Communication and Leadership and the Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies.

Flags

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 all degrees from Moody College are:

Electives

  • Bring a student's total hours to 120
  • Electives frequently taken by Communication students
  • Students can also fill elective hours declaring a minor. Students may declare only one minor or certificate to supplement their Moody major(s) and must declare their minor/certificate intentions before they have completed 65% of their degree requirements.

2020 – 2022 Catalog Degree Requirements 

The Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies degree comprises 120 credit hours. 

Core Curriculum 

A specific combination of coursework in English, Government, American History, Math, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Fine Arts.  

Major requirements 

  • A minimum of 36 and maximum of 48 hours of major-specific coursework in the department.
  • Each student must complete one of the following tracks: Corporate Communication, Interpersonal Communication, or Political Communication. 

Moody College of Communication requirements 

  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • 6 hours of Communication Foundations: COM 301E and COM 302E, taken in fall semester of first and second years of enrollment. 

Enrollment 

  • Communication Studies students may not take more than 60 hours in the College of Communication.
  • At least 18 hours of major-specific coursework must be upper-division.
  • Communication Studies majors may not take more than 9 hours of Communication Studies coursework per semester.
  • A student may not earn both the Bachelor of Science in Communication and Leadership and the Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies. 

Flags 

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 all degrees from Moody College are: 

Electives 

  • Bring a student's total hours to 120
  • Electives frequently taken by Communication students
  • Students can also fill elective hours declaring a minor. Students may declare only one minor or certificate to supplement their Moody major(s) and must declare their minor/certificate intentions before they have completed 65% of their degree requirements.