Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in Communication Studies (Persuasive Communication Concentration)

Minimum required: 120 semester credit 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.

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. In addition to the general education core curriculum requirements, the Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) requires six additional hours of English literature, three hours of math/science/logic/computer science courses, six hours of 2000-level modern language courses and a minor.
  3. The core courses required of all Communication Studies majors are COMM 1310, COMM 2315, COMM 2330, COMM 2338, COMM 3301 and COMM 3302.

 Course Requirements

FreshmanHours
COMM 1310 (Institutional Component Code 090/091)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
Mathematics Component Code 0203
US 11001
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
COMM 23153
COMM 23383
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
 31
SophomoreHours
ENG Literature (Institutional Component Code 090/094)3
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
COMM 23303
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0306
Modern Language 14104
Modern Language 14204
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
 29
JuniorHours
COMM 33013
COMM 33023
Persuasive COMM Advanced Electives6
Minor9
BA ENG Literature3
Modern Language 23103
BA Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or science3
 30
SeniorHours
Persuasive COMM Advanced Electives9
Modern Language 23203
Minor9
Free Electives9
 30
Total Hours: 120

 

Persuasive Communication Electives
Communication Theory
Communication and Conflict Management
Argumentation and Debate
Media Criticism
American Speeches
Rhetoric of Protest Movements
Organizational Rhetoric
Persuasion
Advanced Public Speaking
Political Communication
Leadership and Communication
Communication Internship