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

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

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 three 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. Students must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.
  4. The core courses required of all Communication Studies students are COMM 1310, COMM 2315, COMM 2330, COMM 2338, COMM 3301 and COMM 3302.
  5. For transfer students, 12 semester credit hours in Communications (or equivalents) may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the Communications Field of Study (FOS) and be applied to the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Communication Studies at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. The transferable Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course number in the following course list. In the case where there is no Texas State University course number equivalent to a TCCN number, an elective will be counted.
    COMM 1310Fundamentals of Human Communication3
    TCCN: SPCH 1311
    COMM 2338Public Speaking3
    TCCN: SPCH 1315
    COMM 2315Interpersonal Communication3
    TCCN: SPCH 1318
    COMM Elective3
    TCCN: SPCH 1321
    Total Hours12
  6. The minimum number of hours required for this degree program is 120. The number of free elective hours a student will complete depends on the number of hours a student may need to achieve the required 120 total or 36 advanced hours.

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3COMM 2315 (TCCN SPCH 1318)3
Mathematics Component Code 0203COMM 2338 (TCCN SPCH 1315)3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803Creative Arts Component Code 0503
US 11001 
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG Literature (Component Code 090/094) [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328 2332 or 2333] 3Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
COMM 2330 (TCCN SPCH 2333)3American History Component Code 0603
Modern Language 14104Modern Language 14204
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040) TCCN PHIL 1301 or 23063
American History Component Code 0603 
 16 13
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
COMM 33013COMM 33023
BA ENG Literature [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328 2332 or 2333]3COMM Advanced Elective3
Modern Language 23103BA Computer Science, Logic, Mathematics or Science3
COMM Elective3Minor6
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
COMM Advanced Electives6COMM Advanced Elective6
Modern Language 23203Minor3
Minor6Free Electives6
 15 15
Total Hours: 120