Communication, Bachelor of Arts

  • 120 Credit hours required for degree
  • 36 upper-division credit hours required for degree
  • 30 upper-division hours and 25%of total semester hours required for this degree must be completed at A&M-SA to satisfy residency requirement 

All students must complete the University’s Core Curriculum and the specific requirements of the major. In some cases, a course that is required for a major may also be counted towards the Core Curriculum.

Core Curriculum 1
ENGL 1301Composition I3
ENGL 1302Composition II3
or ENGL 2311 Technical Writing
Mathematics 3
Life and Physical Sciences3
Life and Physical Sciences3
Lang/Phil/Culture3
Creative Arts 3
American History3
American History3
Government/Political Science 3
Government/Political Science 3
PSYC 2301General Psychology3
or SOCI 1301 Principles of Sociology
SPCH 1315Fund of Public Speaking3
Component Area Option Course from Approved List3
Subtotal:42
Required Support Courses
UNIV 1301First Year Seminar3
COMM 4101Jag Tracks IV: Communication1
Foreign Language must be in same language 3
Foreign Language must be in same language 3
Subtotal:10
Major (Required) Courses 2
COMM 1307Intro to Mass Communication3
COMM 2300Multimedia Literacy3
COMM 2305News Editing3
COMM 2311Media Writing3
COMM 3301Reporting3
COMJ 3328Photojournalism I3
Select one of the following Experiential courses:3
Creative Nonfiction Writing
Media Design
Magazine Design/Production
Principles of Advertising
Public Relations Strategies
Public Relations Case Studies
Multimedia Storytelling
Web Design Principles
Video Storytelling
Radio and TV News and Script
Social Media for Journalists
TV News
Media Ethics
COMM 4317Mass Media Public and the Law3
COMJ 4322Public Relations3
COMM 4392Internship3
or COMM 4393 Senior Communications Seminar
COMM/COMJ Adv. Electives 3
COMM/COMJ Adv. Electives 3
Subtotal:36
Minor 3
A minimum of 6 upper-division credit hours required. Actual number of hours depends on the minor selected18
Subtotal:18
Electives
As needed to complete 120 credit hours Grd SCH14
Total Credits120