B.A. in Communication Studies with Teacher Certification (Secondary)

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
Speech3
Fundamentals of Oral Communication
Business and Professional Communication
Rhetoric & Composition 23
Rhetoric and Composition
Mathematics3
Select one of the following:
College Algebra (Recommended)
Precalculus
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
Science3
Select one of the following:
General Biology for Non-Majors
General Biology for Non-Majors
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
Theology3
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
Literature3
Select any EN 23XX literature course
Communication Studies Major Courses
CM 1351Introduction to Communication Studies3
CM 3352Survey of Communication Theory3
CM 4350Career Seminar3
Select five upper division courses from the following:18
Interviewing
Interpersonal Communication
Managing People & Organization
Oral Interpretation
Corporate Communications
CM 3335
Group Communication and Conference Methods
Topics in Communication Theory
Survey of Mass Communication
Gender Communication
Health Communication
CM 3381
CM 3385
Argumentation and Debate
CM 3395
Special Studies in Communication
Organizational Communication
Persuasion and Advocacy
Special Topics in Speech Communication
Communication Research Methods
Special Studies in Communication
Reading Courses
ED 3340Reading Methods of Teaching Reading3
ED 3341Reading: Diagnosis, Remediation, and Prevention of Reading Difficulties3
ED 4360Reading -- Skills Development for Secondary English Majors3
Teacher Certification Education Courses
ED 3302The American Secondary School3
ED 3350Reading-- Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas3
ED 3361Adolescent Development in the School Setting3
ED 3362Teaching-Learning and Secondary Methods3
ED 4388Professional Development Seminar-Secondary3
ED 4689Student Teaching-Secondary6
Electives
Electives can be any courses taken from any discipline.3
Proficiency in Information Technology and Information Literacy
For this major, this requirement will be fulfilled by passing CM 1351 and CM 3352.
Total Semester Hours120
1

All St. Mary's Core SMC 13XX "Reflection" courses must be completed before registering for SMC 23XX "Practice" courses. "Reflection" courses can be taken in any order followed by "Practice" courses in any order.

2

Grade of “C” or better is required.  International students may be required to take EN1313 to fulfill this requirement.

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
History/Social Science3
Elective3Science3
ND 01010CM 33523
 12 18
Second Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 13XX 3SMC 23XX 3
SMC 13XX 3SMC 23XX 3
Mathematics3Literature3
CM 1351 or 13413CM major course3
CM major course3CM major course3
 15 15
Third Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 23XX 3SMC 23XX 3
Science3Theology3
Fine Arts3CM major course3
CM 43943ED 33403
ED 33023ED 33413
 ED 33613
 15 18
Fourth Year
FallSemester HoursSpringSemester Hours
SMC 43013ED 43883
CM major course3ED 46896
ED 33503 
ED 33623 
ED 43603 
Elective3 
 18 9
Total Semester Hours 120