B.A. in Communication Studies

St. Mary's University Core 1
SMC 1301Foundations of Civilization3
SMC 1311Foundations of Reflection:Self3
SMC 1312Foundations of Reflection: Nature3
SMC 1313Foundations of Reflection: Others3
SMC 1314Foundations of Reflection: God3
SMC 2301Foundations of Practice: Ethics3
SMC 2302Foundations of Practice: Civic Engagement and Social Action3
SMC 2303Foundations of Practice:Fine Arts and Creative Process3
SMC 2304Foundations of Practice: Literature3
SMC 4301Capstone Seminar: Prospects for Community & Civilization3
School of Humanities and Social Sciences School Specific Core
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Argumentation and Debate
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Select one of the following:
Mathematical Logic for the Humanities
Mathematical Topics in the Social Sciences
College Algebra (Recommended)
Finite Mathematics
Business Statistics
Calculus I
Foreign Languages6
Select one of the following:
6 hours at the sophomore level (2311, 2312) in a Foreign Language previously studied for a minimum of one year
6 hours of introductory level (1311, 1312) in a Foreign Language not previously studied
12 hours of CLEP/AP credit
History/Social Science3
Select one of the following:
Select any HS course
Fundamentals of Business Enterprise
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Adjudication of Social Issues
Introductory Macroeconomic Theory
Introductory Microeconomic Theory
Organizational Behavior
American National Government
Texas State & Local Government
Introduction to Global Affairs
General Psychology
Human Factors
Introductory Sociology
Social Issues
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Perspectives and Themes in Social Science
Select one of the following:
General Biology for Non-Majors
General Biology for Non-Majors II
Food & Nutrition I
Food & Nutrition II
Preparatory Chemistry
Chem Concepts & Applications
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
General Geology
Geology of Earth Resources
Geology of Energy Resources
Intro. Environmental Science
Physics Concepts & Application
Modern Astronomy
General Physics I
General Physics II
Select one from the following:
Advanced Theology TH 33XX/43XX
Perspectives and Themes in History, Philosophy and/or Theology
Fine Arts3
Select one course from AR, DM, or MU
Select any EN 23XX literature course
Major Courses
CM 1351Introduction to Communication Studies3
CM 3352Survey of Communication Theory3
CM 4350Senior Capstone in Communication Studies3
CM 4394Communication Research Methods3
CM 5390Internship in Communication Studies3
or CM 5391 Internship in Communication Studies
Select five upper division courses from the following:15
Persuasive Writing
Media Writing and Reporting I
Cases in Organizational Communication
Group Communication
Topics in Communication Theory
Survey of Mass Communication
Media Production I
Gender Communication
Health Communication
Argumentation and Debate
Special Studies in Communication
Organizational Communication
Persuasion and Advocacy
Media Production II
Graphic Design
Visual Communication Design
Visual Communication Design
CM 4364
Special Topics in Communication Studies
Public Relations
Issues in International Communication
Media Law and Ethics
Electives can be any courses taken from any discipline.30
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by passing CM 1351, CM 3352 and CM 4350.
Total Semester Hours120

This is a recommended degree plan subject to changes. Please meet with your adviser on a regular basis. 

First Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX 3SMC 13XX 3
SMC 13XX 3EN 13113
Foreign Language3Foreign Language3
CM 13513CM 13413
ND 01010 
 15 15
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX 3SMC 23XX 3
SMC 13XX 3SMC 23XX 3
CM 33523CM 43943
CM major course3CM major course3
 15 15
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX 3SMC 23XX 3
Fine Arts3Elective3
CM major course3CM 5390 or 53913
CM major course3Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
History/Social Science3SMC 43013
CM 43503CM major course3
 15 15
Total Semester Hours 120