Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Advertising and Mass Communication

Minimum required: 120 semester hours

Admission Requirements

  1. Any student admitted to Texas State may declare and be admitted to the program under a temporary status called pre-mass communication. Once a student has accumulated at least thirty credit hours and meets the requirements outlined below, the student will be admitted to the school in full-major status. Students who fail to meet these requirements will not be admitted to the major.
    1. An overall GPA of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
    2. A grade of a “C” or higher in the following courses or their equivalents: 
      1. ENG 1310College Writing I3
        ENG 1320College Writing II3
        COMM 1310Fundamentals of Human Communication3
        MC 1100BGrammar for Journalists 11
        MC 1301Introduction to Mass Communication3
1

 Note: Or a score of 70 or higher on the school's Punctuation, Usage and Grammar (PUG) test. The PUG is given by the Texas State Testing, Research-Support and Evaluation Center on the main campus. The PUG is administered weekly; call 512.245.2276 for testing times. There is a fee of $40 per test. Students enrolled at the Round Rock Campus should call the One Stop Center at (512) 716-4000 for testing information.

General Requirements

  1. This degree program requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  Information about the program admissions can be found at: http://mycatalog.txstate.edu/undergraduate/fine-arts-communication/journalism-mass/#admissionstext
  2. General education core curriculum options should be discussed with an academic advisor. Requirements and choices are listed in the Academic Services section.

Course Requirements

FreshmanHours
COMM 13103
ENG 13103
ENG 13203
Mathematics13
US 11001
POSI 23103
POSI 23203
MC 13013
MC 43813
Select one of the following:3
 
 
 
 
Social and Behavioral Sciences3
 31
SophomoreHours
English Literature3
PHIL 1305 or 13203
MC 13133
MC 33673
Life and Physical Sciences6
MC Elective3
HIST 13103
HIST 13203
SOCI 33073
 30
JuniorHours
Computer Science, Life and Physical Sciences, or Mathematics13
English Literature3
MC 4316G3
MC 43173
MC 33723
Minor9
MC Elective3
MC Advanced Elective3
 30
SeniorHours
MC 43073
MC Advanced Elective3
MC 43013
Select one of the following:1
 
 
 
 
 
Minor9
Free Electives10
 29
Total Hours: 120
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Any mathematics course in the general education core curriculum may be chosen to complete the Mathematics Component, except MATH 1316.