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school of journalism and mass communication

School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Advertising, Public Relations, Television, Radio, Journalism

academic advising
Academic Advising

College of Fine Arts and Communication Advising Center

Old Main 110

(512) 245-1932

Fine us on:

Please include your first and last name and student ID number in your emails and messages!

who is a pre major
Who is a pre-major?
  • Wants to graduate with MC degree
  • Does not yet meet SJMC admission requirements
  • Is part of school, but in a temporary major
  • Limited class selection
how do i get to full major status
“C” or better in ENG 1310

“C” or better in ENG 1320

“C” or better in COMM 1310

“C” or better in MC 1100B or 70 or better on the Punctuation, Usage and Grammar (PUG) Test

“C” or better in MC1301

Overall 2.5 GPA

Have at least 30 completed hours

How do I get to full-major status?
punctuation usage and grammar pug test
Punctuation, Usage and Grammar (PUG) Test
  • Testing Center in Commons Hall
  • 50 questions
  • 45 minutes
  • $40 each time you take it
  • Tutoring available at Writing Center
  • Practice tests online
  • Should pass by end of first semester
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TSIP

If your Task List has TSIP requirements on it and you haven’t met with the TSIP office please do so before registration today!

UAC 124

245-3942

how do courses transfer
How do courses transfer?

4 ways a course transferred:

1. MATH 1314 MATH 1315

2. MATH 1300 MATH ELNA

3. MATH 1333 020 MATH ELNA

4. MATH 1314 020 MATH 1315

If it is on your advising transcript it counts some where, some way.

resources
Resources
  • Degree check lists
    • Specific to your catalog year, degree type and major
    • Helpful for pre-majors (no official Degree Audit, can only run “what-if” scenarios)
  • Official Degree Audits
    • are available to students who are a full-major status
    • Pre-majors can only run “what-if” degree audits
  • Advising Syllabus
    • College of Fine Arts and Communication advising information
    • You keep the syllabus (stapled) and your advisor will take the Acknowledgement of Understanding form
  • Use your undergraduate catalog
communication 6 hours coded 010
Communication (6 hours)(coded 010)

ENG 1310 (College Writing I)

and

ENG 1320 (College Writing II)

mathematics 3 hours coded 020 select one course from
MATH 1312

MATH 1315

MATH 1317

MATH 1329

MATH 2417

*MATH 1316

MATH 1319

MATH 2321

MATH 2471

*MATH 1316 cannot be used for the B.S. math requirement.

Mathematics(3 hours)(coded 020)Select one course from:
natural science 6 hours coded 030 select two courses from the following
Natural Science(6 hours)(coded 030) Select two courses from the following:

ANTH 2414 GEO 1305

BIO 1320 BIO 1421

BIO 1330 BIO 1331

CHEM 1310 CHEM 1430

CHEM 1341 CHEM 1342

GEOL 1410 GEOL 1420

PHYS 1310 PHYS 1320

PHYS 1340 PHYS 1350

PHYS 1315 PHYS 1325

PHYS 1430 PHYS 2425

language philosophy and culture 3 hours code 040
Language,Philosophy, and Culture (3 hours) (code 040)

PHIL 1305 (Philosophy and Critical Thinking) or

PHIL 1320 (Ethics and Society)

creative arts 3 hours coded 50 select one course from
Creative Arts(3 hours)(coded 50)Select one course from:

ART 2313 (Introduction to Fine Arts)

DAN 2313(Introduction to Fine Arts)

MU 2313(Introduction to Fine Arts)

TH 2313(Introduction to Fine Arts)

american history 6 hours coded 060
American History(6 hours)(coded 060)

HIST 1310 (American History before 1865)

and

HIST 1320 (American History after 1865)

political science 6 hours coded 070
Political Science(6 hours)(coded 070)

POSI 2310 (Principles of American Government)

and

POSI 2320 (Functions of American Government)

social and behavioral sciences 3 hours coded 080 select one course from the following
Social and Behavioral Sciences(3 hours)(coded 080)Select one course from the following:

ANTH 1312 (Cultural Anthropology)

ECO 2301 (Principles of Economics)

ECO 2314 (Principles of Microeconomics)

GEO 1310 (World Geography)

PSY 1300 (Introduction to Psychology)

SOCI 1310 (Introduction to Sociology)

texas state component 6 hours coded 090
Texas State Component(6 hours)(coded 090)

COMM 1310 (Fundamentals of Human Communication)

And select one course from:

ENG 2310 (British Literature before 1785)

ENG 2320 (British Literature since 1785)

ENG 2330 (World Literature before 1600)

ENG 2340 (World Literature since 1600)

ENG 2359 (American Literature before 1865)

ENG 2360 (American Literature since 1865)

minor component
Minor Component

All Mass Communication majors are required to have a minor regardless of degree type (not Mass Comm. or Journalism).

See your undergraduate catalog for a list of minors.

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Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

B.A.-Mass Communication (General)

modern language
Modern Language

University Language Requirement:

2 years HS or 1410 &1420

Bachelor of Arts Language Requirement:

1410-Beginner I

1420-Beginner II

2310-Intermediate I

2320-Intermediate II

statistics
Statistics

SOCI 3307 (Statistics for Behavioral Sciences) or any other approved statistics course.

Mass Communication majors may use this course to count toward the math/science/logic/GEO 2410/CS component required for students earning a BA degree.

english literature
English Literature

Choose an additional sophomore English literature course from:

ENG 2310/ 2320/ 2330/ 2340/ 2359/ 2360

(coded 040-but must be a literature)

At least one of the literatures must be sophomore level. If you have taken a sophomore literature and received at least a B you may take an approved advanced English literature for your second one.

mass communication core courses effective fall 2012 catalog 12 hours
Mass Communication Core Courses*Effective fall 2012 catalog(12 hours)

MC 1301 (Introduction to Mass Communication)

MC 1313 (Writing for Mass Media)

MC 4301 (Media Law & Ethics)

MC 4381 (Fundamentals of Digital and Online Media)

*These courses require a C or better for graduation.

bachelor of arts degree mass communication general
Bachelor of Arts DegreeMass Communication (General)
  • MC 3355 (Mass Media and Society)
  • MC 3360 (Public Relations Research)
  • MC 3383 (Editing for Clear Communication)
  • MC 4305 (Theories of Mass Communication)
  • Choose one from: MC 3319, MC 3311, MC 3390, MC4304, MC 4309, MC 4312, MC 4315
  • 6 hours of advanced MC courses

*If you have been following the degree plan for the B.A. degree in the 2006-2011 catalogs please let your advisor know. After reviewing your transcript your advisor may suggest following the old B.A. degree.

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Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

B.S.-Advertising and Mass Communication

B.S.-Electronic Media and Mass Communication

B.S.-Journalism and Mass Communication

B.S.-Public Relations and Mass Communication

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University Language Requirement:

2 years HS or 1410 &1420

  • 3-4 hours of additional Math, Natural Science, Computer Science (not MATH 1316)
  • SOCI 3307 (Statistics for Behavioral Sciences) or any other approved statistics course.
  • Choose an additional sophomore English literature course from:

*ENG 2310/ 2320/ 2330/ 2340/ 2359/ 2360

* Any course transferred in coded 040 can be used for one of these.

bachelor of science degree majors
Bachelor of Science Degree majors

Advertising

Electronic Media

Journalism

Public Relations

*If you have been following the degree plan for the B.A. degree in the 2006-2011 catalogs please let your advisor know. After reviewing your transcript your advisor may suggest following the old B.A. degree.

mass communication core courses effective fall 2012 catalog 12 hours1
Mass Communication Core Courses*Effective fall 2012 catalog(12 hours)

MC 1301 (Introduction to Mass Communication)

MC 1313 (Writing for Mass Media)

MC 4301 (Media Law & Ethics)

MC 4381 (Fundamentals of Digital and Online Media)

*These courses require a C or better for graduation.

advertising
Advertising
  • MC 3367 (Advertising)
  • MC 3372 (Advertising Media Planning)
  • MC 4307 (Advertising Campaigns)
  • MC 4316G (Advertising, Copywriting & Layout I)
  • MC 4317 (Account Planning)
  • 12 hours of advanced MC electives
  • 1 course from: MC 2111, 4130, 1100A, 1100B, 1100C
electronic media
Electronic Media
  • MC 3306 (Writing for Electronic Media)
  • MC 3311 (Video Production) or MC 4356I (Visual Storytelling)
  • MC 3312 (Television News)
  • MC 3394 (Management of Electronic Media)
  • 3 hours from: MC3307, 3375, 4315, 4356I, 4357
  • 12 hours of advanced MC electives
  • 1 course from: MC 2111, 4130, 1100A, 1100B, 1100C
journalism
Journalism
  • MC 3321 (News & Reporting I)
  • MC 3383 (Editing for Clear Communication)
  • MC 4321 (News & Reporting II)
  • MC 3390 (Media Design) or MC 4315 (Web Design & Publishing)
  • MC 4386 (Journalism Project)
  • 12 hours of advanced MC electives
  • 1 course from: MC 2111, 4130, 1100A, 1100B, 1100C
public relations
Public Relations
  • MC 3343 (Introduction to Public Relations)
  • MC 3360 (Public Relations Research)
  • MC 3383 (Editing for Clear Communication)
  • MC 4313 (Writing for Public Relations)
  • MC 4320 (Public Relations Campaigns)
  • 12 hours of advanced MC electives
  • 1 course from: MC 2111, 4130, 1100A, 1100B, 1100C
graduation requirements
Graduation Requirements
  • You need a minimum of 120 hours to graduate which includes the general education requirements, support course requirements, major courses and minor courses. At least 72 hours of the total degree must be outside of MC courses.
  • You need a minimum of 36 advanced hours to graduate (33** - 43**)
  • Minimum 2.0 Texas State GPA, 2.25 major GPA, 2.0 minor GPA
excessive hours
Excessive Hours
  • Once you hit 30 cumulative hours (since you first started school) above the minimum degree requirements, you will be charged additional fees.
  • Magic number is 150 or 165 ATTEMPTED hours
  • Attempted hours includes “W” and repeated courses
  • Spring 2011-Current
  • See your undergraduate catalog for full disclosure.
course repeat fee
Course Repeat Fee
  • The third time you take a course, at Texas State, you will be charged additional fees.
  • This includes Repeats and Withdrawals
  • Developmental courses, and courses repeatable for credit are exempt from this rule.
  • See your undergraduate catalog for full disclosure.
tuition rebate eligibility
Tuition Rebate Eligibility
  • Under Texas Law, Senate Bill 1907, qualified students can receive $1000 tuition rebate upon graduation of Texas State.
  • Doing any of the following will cause you to be ineligible:
    • Repeating, withdrawing, or failing more than three hours of course work
    • Enrolling in a public institution of higher education in the state of Texas before fall 1997
    • Earned a baccalaureate degree prior to the degree you are currently seeking
    • Attended a private institution of higher education
    • Attended and institution of higher education outside the state of Texas (includes study abroad sponsored by an institution outside the state of Texas)
    • Paying out of state tuition
  • To qualify you must complete your degree with no more than three hours attempted beyond the minimum required for your degree.
  • See your undergraduate catalog of your catalog for full disclosure.
you are here not just to get an education but to build a resume
You are here not just to get an education, but to build aResume…

Internships

Chuck Kaufman, Internship Coordinator

ck17@txstate.edu

Internship Homepage

http://www.masscomm.txstate.edu/resources/internship.html

Job Shadowing

Career Services-LBJ 5th floor

Student Organizations

CASO-LBJ 4th floor

www. lbjsc.txstate.edu/caso/

internships
Internships

Build Professional Skills: technical skills, design, social media

Focus on doing well in the classroom

Gain experience on and off campus

Network with like-minded students, peers and professionals.

Get involved in media, organizations

Watch ppt. tutorial on Web page

Giving yourself real-world experience

Making yourself competitive when looking for a job

You are entitled to up to six hours

of course credit for internships.

For internship course approval meet with an advisor, have an approved internship and meet with internship coordinator.

Internship Homepage

http://www.masscomm.txstate.edu/resources/internship.html

our student organizations
Our Student Organizations

Ad Club

AAF (American Advertising Federation)

NBS (National Broadcasting Society)

SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists)

PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America)

NAHJ (National Association of Hispanic Journalists)

AWC (Association of Women in Communication)

SEPA (Student Event Planners Association)

NPPA (National Press Photographers Assoc.)

For More information visit the Student Media and organizations page at: http://www.masscomm.txstate.edu/resources/student-organizations.html

student media
Student Media

KTSW 89.9The other side of Radio

Old Main 106

University Star University Newspaper

Trinity

Bobcat Promotions

www.masscomm.txstate.edu