Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Journalism (Advertising and Public Relations), Bachelor of Arts

The University Core Curriculum is the same across all undergraduate bachelor's programs.   Please consult the academic advisor for your designated major before selecting courses in this area.

General Education Core Curriculum42
Major Requirements40
Total Hours120

General Education Core Curriculum (Standard)1

ENGL 1301Freshman English I3
ENGL 1302Freshman English II3
MATH 1314College Algebra3
Life and Physical Sciences
BIOL 1308Survey of Life Science3
GEOL 1303Introduction To The Earth3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture
ENG 2XX 33
Creative Arts
Select one of the following:3
Music Appreciation
Fine Arts In Daily Living
Introduction to Theatre
Intro African Art
American History
HIST 1301Soc & Pol Hist US to 18773
HIST 1302Soc & Pol Hist US Since 18773
Government/Political Science
POLS 2305American Government3
POLS 2306Texas Government3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select one of the following:3
General Psychology
Introduction To Sociology
Contemporary Social Issues
Institutional Options
COMM 1321Business & Professional Comm3
or COMM 1315 Public Address
COSC 1301Intro To Compr Science I3
Total Hours42

Students should be advised by a major advisor prior to registering for any credit, particularly any core curriculum credit as listed.


(N) represents the number of course credits.


ENGL 2332 World Literature I, ENGL 2333 World Literature II, ENGL 2326 American Literature, or ENGL 2328 African-American Literature 

Major (Journalism)

COMM 110Speech Proficiency Lab1
COMM 130Introduction to Communication Studies3
COMM 200Intro to Media Research Tech3
COMM 332Computer Applications in Communication3
COMM 430Experiential Learning3
JOUR 132Intro To Reporting4
JOUR 235Online Journalism3
JOUR 238Intermediate Reporting4
JOUR 253News Editing I3
JOUR 331Law & Ethics Of Journalism3
JOUR 332Advanced Reporting4
JOUR 335Computer Assisted Reporting3
Total Hours40


JOUR 232Intro To Advertising3
JOUR 234Intro To Pub Rel3
JOUR 356Advertising & Pr Campaigns3
JOUR 435Multimedia Graphic Designs3
JOUR electives approved by major advisor3
Total Hours15


FS 102Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience 11
Total Hours2

Transfer students can substitute FS 102 with any course to complete the total credit hours required for graduation by their degree plan.

Minor Requirements

Minor is required. Contact department of choice after being admitted.21
Total Hours21
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 1301 Freshman English I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
BIOL 1308 Survey of Life Science 3
FS 102 Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience 1
COMM 1321
Business & Professional Comm
or Public Address
COSC 1301 Intro To Compr Science I 3
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Freshman English II 3
ARTS 1315
Intro African Art
or Introduction to Theatre
or Introduction To Music
GEOL 1303 Introduction To The Earth 3
PSYC 2301
General Psychology
or Introduction To Sociology
or Contemporary Social Issues
COMM 110 Speech Proficiency Lab 1
COMM 130 Introduction to Communication Studies 3
Second Year
Third Semester
POLS 2305 American Government 3
HIST 1301 Soc & Pol Hist US to 1877 3
ENGL 2332
World Literature I
or World Literature II
or American Literature
or African-American Literature
JOUR 132 Intro To Reporting 4
COMM 200 Intro to Media Research Tech 3
Fourth Semester
POLS 2306 Texas Government 3
HIST 1302 Soc & Pol Hist US Since 1877 3
JOUR 232 Intro To Advertising 3
JOUR 235 Online Journalism 3
JOUR 238 Intermediate Reporting 4
Third Year
Fifth Semester
JOUR 253 News Editing I 3
JOUR 234 Intro To Pub Rel 3
JOUR 331 Law & Ethics Of Journalism 3
COMM 332 Computer Applications in Communication 3
Minor 3
Sixth Semester
JOUR 335 Computer Assisted Reporting 3
JOUR 356 Advertising & Pr Campaigns 3
Minor 3
Fourth Year
Seventh Semester
Journalism Elective 3
COMM 430 Experiential Learning 3
JOUR 332 Advanced Reporting 4
JOUR 435 Multimedia Graphic Designs 3
Minor 3
Eighth Semester
Minor 12
Elective 1
 Total Hours120