Dec 17, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Communication Studies, B.A.


About the B.A. in Communication Studies


Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies will complete a course of study that consists of 33 hours of COMS courses. A minimum of 120 total hours is required for the degree (including state core and College of Media & Communication core courses). The department recognizes that each student has unique educational objectives and professional goals. Therefore, a flexible and individualized plan of undergraduate study is developed to be compatible with the student’s aims. A total of 12 hours toward the major must be completed in residence at Texas Tech. All students who major in communication studies must complete four courses: (1) COMS 1310 , (2) COMS 2300 , (3) COMS 3302 , and (4) either COMS 3301  or COMS 3310 . The remaining 21 hours of coursework may be chosen from the list of COMS electives.

Recommended Sample Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 16

Second Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


  • POLS 2306 - Texas Politics and Topics 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Life and Physical Sciences 4 Semester Credit Hours (select from the university core curriculum)
  • Electives (any level) 6 Semester Credit Hours
  • Mathematics Core 3 Semester Credit Hours
    (select from university core requirements)
Total: 16

Third Year


Fall


Total: 15

Spring


Total: 15

Fourth Year


Fall


  • COMS Junior/Senior Elective 6 Semester Credit Hours
  • Any Junior/Senior Elective 6 Semester Credit Hours
  • MCOM Global Communication or Foreign Language 3 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 15

Spring


  • COMS Junior/Senior Elective 6 Semester Credit Hours
  • Any Junior/Senior Elective 7 Semester Credit Hours
Total: 13

Total Hours: 120


This sample course sequence applies only if the student enters the department as a freshman.The total number of hours may vary according to the student’s choices of electives and optional minor.

MCOM Global Communication Courses


Choose from MCOM 2350 ; ADV 4301 , ADV 4313 , COMS 3332 , CMI 3355 , CMI 3358 , JOUR 3370 , PR 4351 , andy approved 4301 special topics course, approved Study Abroad course, and any foreign language taken at the college level in which a C or better was earned.