Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Digital Media Innovation (Sports Media Concentration)

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

Admission Requirements

  1. Any student admitted to Texas State University with an overall GPA of at least a 2.25 and a “C” or higher in MC 1301 will automatically be admitted to their selected major in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.   If a student does not meet these requirements upon admission, they will be temporarily classified as a pre-major in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. As soon as the student meets any missing requirements, they will be admitted to their selected major in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. All students seeking B.S. or B.A. degrees within the School of Journalism and Mass Communication must complete ENG 1310, ENG 1320 and COMM 1310 or their equivalent courses to meet degree requirements. Most students will meet these requirements through their general education core curriculum.
  3. In addition to the general education core curriculum, this major requires three hours of English literature, three hours of math/science/computer science courses and a minor.
  4. Students must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.
  5. All students in this degree program must earn a "C" or higher in each core courses in Mass Communication and the following major courses:
    MC 1301Introduction to Mass Communication3
    MC 1313Media Writing3
    or MC 3313 Foundations of Public Relations Writing
    MC 4301Media Law and Ethics3
    MC 4315Web Design Publishing3
    MC 4326Advanced Social Media and Analytics3
    MC 4381Fundamentals of Digital and Online Media3
    MC 4328Digital Media Innovation Capstone3

Course Requirements

COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
Mathematics Component Code 02013
US 11001
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
MC 13013
MC 43813
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040)3
MC 1313 or 33133
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0306
MC 43153
MC 43293
American History Component Code 0606
SOCI 33073
ENG Literature3
MC 43263
Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or science13
Select 6 hours from the following:6
Select six hours from the following:6
MC 43283
MC 43013
MC Elective3
Select one of the following:1
Free Electives10
Total Hours: 120

Any mathematics course from the general education core curriculum Mathematics Component may be chosen except MATH 1316.