Major in Communication Studies

Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their adviser each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment.

BA with a Major in Communication Studies (.pdf)

BA with a Major in Communication Studies

Note: The order of semesters and summer terms has been changed from the print version to accommodate the one-column format of HTML publishing. A conventional Four-Year Plan is available in the .pdf file.

FRESHMAN YEAR

FALL HOURS
COMM 1010, Introduction to Communication14 3

ENGL 1310, College Writing I 3

MATH 1100, College Algebra4 3

PSCI 1040, American Government 3

CSCI1 3

Wellness11 2-3

Total 17-18

SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL HOURS
COMM 2060, Performance of Literature14 3

ECON 1110, Macroeconomics 3

ENGL 2210, World Literature I 3

HIST 2610, United States History to 186512 3

Natural Science9 4

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS
LANG 2040, Foreign Language(intermediate)3 3

COMM (distribution) 3

COMM (elective) 3

Elective (advanced)16 3

Laboratory Science (choice)9 4

Total 16

SENIOR YEAR

FALL HOURS
COMM (theory) 3

COMM (distribution) 3

Elective (advanced)15 3

Elective (advanced)15 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values8 3

Total 15

FRESHMAN YEAR

SPRING HOURS
COMM 2020, Interpersonal Communication14 3

ENGL 1320, College Writing II 3

MATH 1600, College Math with Calculus5 5

PSCI 1050, American Government 3

Visual and Performing Arts7 3

Total 17

SOPHOMORE YEAR

SPRING HOURS
COMM 2040, Public Speaking14 3

ENGL 2220, World Literature II 3

HIST 2620, United States History Since 186512 3

Elective16 3

Physical Science9 4

Total 16

JUNIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS
LANG 2050, Foreign Language(intermediate)3 3

COMM (distribution) 3

COMM (elective) 3

Elective (advanced)15 3

Elective (advanced)15 3

Total 15

SENIOR YEAR

SPRING HOURS
COMM (elective) 3

COMM (elective) 3

Elective (advanced)15 3

Elective (advanced)15 3

Understanding of Ideas and Values8 3

Total 15

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.See Arts and Sciences folding key (#2) after page 208 for footnotes.

Supplemental Information for BA with a Major in Communication Studies

The major in communication studies requires a total of 36 semester credit hours as follows:

1. 12 core hours: COMM 1010, 2020, 2040, and 2060;

2. 9 hours distributed, with one course taken from each of the following groups:

3. 3 hours of coursework in theory chosen from COMM 4020, 4040, or 4060;

4. 12 additional hours in consultation with an adviser.

Students who have completed 90 hours with a 3.5 grade point average are eligible to write Senior Honors Theses. Students who elect this option are expected to complete their theses in the course of a single semester.

Majors must observe the system of prerequisites for upper-level courses.

Degree Tracking/Degree Plan

Students who wish to major in communication studies should consult with an adviser as early as possible. Students entering UNT as freshmen are advised through the department until they achieve junior status, after which they can apply for a degree plan. The department has formulated a degree tracking sheet that makes it possible for the student to plan each semester's enrollment with the certainty that the courses taken are required for graduation. Upon achieving junior status, the student must make an appointment to see one of the undergraduate advisers in the department and bring a complete transcript of all courses taken at UNT to that appointment. The adviser will fill out an advisory sheet to be filed with the advising office of the College of Arts and Sciences. The advisers in that office will prepare an official degree plan listing all courses for which the student has received credit and all remaining courses required to complete the degree.

Students transferring from another college may apply for a degree plan during the first semester in which they enrolled at UNT. To apply for the degree plan, transfer students should obtain complete transcripts from all colleges attended and make an appointment with the departmental undergraduate adviser.

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