Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in Communication Studies (Teacher Certification in Speech, Grades 7-12)

Minimum required: 120 semester hours

Admission Requirements

  1. Any student admitted to Texas State may declare and be admitted under the temporary pre-program status. With this status, students may enroll in the following communication courses, COMM 1310, COMM 2315, COMM 2330, and COMM 2338. Once a student has accumulated at least 45 hours and has an Overall GPA of at least 2.50, the student may then declare a major in Communication Studies. Only students admitted to the major will be able to register for additional upper level courses.
  2. All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.

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:
  2. All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.
  3. General education core curriculum options should be discussed with your academic advisor. Requirements and choices are listed in the Academic Services section.
  4. 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.
  5. The core courses required of all Communication Studies majors are COMM 1310, COMM 2315, COMM 2330, COMM 2338, COMM 3301 and COMM 3302.
  6. An Overall GPA of 2.75 is required for graduation with teacher certification.

Course Requirements

COMM 13103
ENG 13103
ENG 13203
Mathematics - Select one from:3
US 11001
POSI 23103
POSI 23203
COMM 23153
COMM 23383
Select one of the following:3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3
English Literature3
PHIL 1305 or 13203
COMM 23303
Life and Physical Sciences6
Modern Language 14104
Modern Language 14204
HIST 13103
HIST 13203
COMM Advanced Elective3
COMM 33013
COMM 33023
COMM 33453
CI 33253
Choose one of the following:3
CI 43323
English Literature3
Modern Language 23103
BA Math, Science or Logic3
COMM Advanced Elective3
Free Elective3
COMM 43103
Modern Language 23203
CI 43433
CI 43703
RDG 33233
EDST 46816
Free Electives3
Total Hours: 120