Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in 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

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. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a major in Mass Communication requires admission to the university and admission to the program.  Information about the program admissions can be found at:
  2. General education core curriculum options should be discussed with an academic advisor. Requirements and choices are listed in the Academic Services section.
  3. In addition to the core curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts degree requires three additional hours of English literature, three hours of math/science/logic/computer science courses, and six hours of 2000-level modern language courses.

Course Requirements

COMM 13103
ENG 13103
ENG 13203
US 11001
POSI 23103
POSI 23203
MC 13013
MC 43813
Life and Physical Sciences3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3
English Literature3
PHIL 1305 or 13203
MC 13133
MC 33553
Life and Physical Sciences3
Modern Language 14104
Modern Language 14204
HIST 13103
HIST 13203
Select one of the following:3
MC 33603
MC Elective3
Select one of the following:3
Modern Language 23103
Modern Language 23203
SOCI 33073
English Literature3
MC 33833
MC 43053
MC 43013
MC Elective3
Free Electives6
Total Hours: 120