Bachelor of Arts with a Double Major (BA)

The BA with a Double Major degree allows students to combine two majors into one degree to provide depth in two areas of study rather than just one. Students may choose combinations of the disciplines listed below. The Communication and Spanish combination is listed separately because of the specialized nature of some of the course requirements.

Hours Required

120 semester credit hours (SCH): 45 hours must be advanced, with fulfillment of degree requirements as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation" section of this catalog and the General Requirements for Undergraduate degrees at the beginning of this section.

Requirements

University Core Curriculum
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation"42
Math Elective (except if one major is in Music)
Select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra3
Foreign Language/Study Abroad
Select 6 SCH in course work (not credit by exam) above the university’s foreign language graduation requirement. Thus students who meet the university’s foreign language graduation requirement by earning 6 hours of credit by exam, may take 6 SCH in the same language but at the intermediate level or above, or they may take 6 SCH of another foreign language at the introductory level. This requirement may also be met by earning 6 SCH in any subject while participating in a TAMIU-approved Study Abroad program while living for at least 4 weeks in another country.6
Major Options
Select 33 SCH each in two disciplines from the following:66
Communication
Intro to Theo Prin of Comm
Methods of Inquiry:Quant Rsch
Communication Ethics
Internship
Comm Theory&Practice
Select 18 SCH of advanced Communication electives
Criminal Justice
Intro to Criminal Justice
Fundamentals of Criminal Law
Senior Pro-Seminar
Statistics in Criminal Justice
Criminology
Select 3 SCH from the following:
Research Methods in Social Sci
Research Methods in Social Sci
Research Methods in Social Sci
Select 3 SCH from the following:
Courts&Criminal Procedure
Correctional Systems&Practice
Police Systems&Practices
Select 12 SCH advanced electives (9 SCH may be at the graduate level for BS/MS CRIJ students)
English
Select 6 SCH from the following:
British Lit Through Neoclass
British Lit: Romantics-Pres
American Lit to the Civil War
American Lit: Civil War-Pres
Survey of World Lit to 1650
Survey of World Lit Since 1650
General Linguistics
History of the English Lang
The Teaching of Composition
Advanced English Grammar
Shakespeare's Major Plays
Senior Seminar - WIN
Select 6 SCH from the following (When the topic is British):
The 16th Century
The 17th Century
The Restoration & 18th Cent
19th Cent Brit. Lit: Romantics
19th Century Lit: Victorians
Studies in English Literature
Major British Authors
Studies in Shakespeare
Chicano/a Literature
Undergraduate Research
Select 6 SCH from the following (When the topic is American):
Early American Literature
Late 19th Century American Lit
Early 20th Century American Lt
Late 20th Century American Lt
Studies in American Lit
Major American Authors
The American Lit Renaissance
Select an additional 6 SCH advanced English electives
History
Eastern Civilization
Western Civilization
History of Texas
Historical Methods-WIN
Historical Perspectives
Select 6 SCH International History electives from the following:
The World Since 1914
Colonial Latin America
Mexico
Contemporary Islamic World
History of Africa to 1880
History of Africa Since 1880
The Middle Ages
Pre-Modern Europe
Early Modern Europe: 1600-1789
Seminar in World History
Select 6 SCH Chronological History electives from the following:
Colonial America: Dis-1763
Am Rev/Early Nat Era 1763-1815
Age of Jackson to Civil War
Building Modern Am, 1865-1914
U.S. Rise to Wrld Pwr:1914-45
United States Since 1945
Select 6 SCH Thematic History electives from the following:
U.S. Women's History
Intellectual History of the US
Mexican American History
US Southern History
Seminar in US History
Mathematics
Includes 1 SCH surplus from MATH 2413 in the core;
Calculus II
Calculus III
Ordinary Differential Equation
Statistical Analysis
Discrete Mathematics
Advanced Calculus
Select an additional 12 SCH advanced MATH electives
Music
Aural Training I
Aural Training II
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Aural Training III
Aural Training IV
Music Theory III
Music Theory IV
Aural Training IV
Form and Analysis
Select 2 SCH of MUAP 1113 and 4 SCH of MUAP 3113. 2 SCH of lower level and 4 SCH of upper level Music Ensemble (MUEN 1130, 1133, 1140, 1143, 3130, 3133, 3140, 3143), and 6 SCH 3000-4000 of MUAP, MUEN, MUSI.
Political Science
Research Methods in Social Sci
Class&Med Political Phil
Modern Political Philosophy
The Constitution and Civil Lib
Senior Seminar in PSCI
Select 3 SCH from the following American Politics
Congress and the Presidency
Constitution and Crim Pro Law
The Political System of U.S
Select 3 SCH from the following Comparative Politics:
Govt & Politics of Europe
Studies in Comp Politics
Select 3 SCH from the following International Relations:
International Politics
American Foreign Policy
Select 3 SCH from the following Comparative/International Politics:
Latin American Pol Systems
International Law & Org
The Interamerican System
Mexican Politics & Government
Special Stud in Political Sci
International Politics
American Foreign Policy
Select an additional 12 SCH advanced PSCI electives
Psychology
Intro to Psychology
Lifespan Growth&Development
Basic Stats for Psyc Lab
and Basic Stats for Psychology
Rsrch Methods in Beh Sci Lab
and Research Methods in Psyc
Social Psychology
Psychology of Personality
Cognitive Psychology
Select 10 SCH from the following:
Learning and Memory
Biological Psychology
Psychology of Aging
Abnormal Psychology
Psychology of Language
Language Development
The Psychology of Bilingualism
Theory & Prin of Psyc Testing
Foundations of Language
Psychology of Human Sexuality
Alcohol, Drugs&Human Behavr
Sociology
Intro to Sociology
Cont Social Prob&Social Pol
Sociological Theory
Research Methods in Social Sci
Social Inequality
Race&Ethnic Relations
Senior Proseminar
Select an additional 12 SCH advanced SOCI electives
Spanish
Spanish Academic Writing
Intro to Literature in Spanish
Stud in Span Lit Before 1700
Stud in Span Lit After 1700
Stud in Span Am Lit: Conq-Mod
Stud Span Am Lit: 19th&20th
Stud Span Am Lit: 19th&20th
The Spanish American Novel
Cervantes & Don Quijote
Select an additional 12 SCH advanced Spanish electives
International Studies
Select 3 SCH from the following:3
If one of your majors is Music, MUSI 3300 and MUSI 3301 are required.
Art Hist Surv: Prehist-Renaiss
Art Hist Surv: Ren-Modern
Studies Art Hist & Criticism
18th & 19th Century Art
Modern Art 1860-1960
Art since 1945
Trends in International Comm
Survey of World Lit to 1650
Survey of World Lit Since 1650
General Linguistics
British Lit from 1900 to WWII
Great Books: Renaissance-Pres
World Folklore
The American Lit Renaissance
General World Geography
World History&Geography
Latin American Historical Geog
Political Geography
Eastern Civilization
Western Civilization
The World Since 1914
Colonial Latin America
Contemporary Islamic World
History of Africa to 1880
History of Africa Since 1880
The Middle Ages
Pre-Modern Europe
Early Modern Europe: 1600-1789
19th Century Europe
Modern Europe: 1914-1990
Seminar in World History
MGT 4351
Music History I
Music History II
Luso-Brazilian Lit&Culture
Govt & Politics of Europe
Latin American Pol Systems
Studies in Comp Politics
International Law & Org
Great Books: Renaissance-Pres
The Interamerican System
Mexican Politics & Government
International Politics
U.S.-Mexico Border Subcultures
Latin American Cultures
Globalization
Contemp Span Am Soc in Lit
Total Semester Credit Hours120
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Mathematics: includes 1 SCH surplus from MATH 2413 in the core

Comparative/International Politics: this requirement may also be met by the "second" or unused course in the Comparative Politics or International Relations required course sequence

Note: All CRIJ majors must first satisfy the lower level CRIJ courses or their junior/community college equivalents in the sequence indicated before enrolling in advanced courses.

BA/MA, BS/MS Option: See Combined BA/MA, BS/MS Programs in this section

The BA with a Double Major degree allows students to combine two majors into one degree to provide depth in two areas of study rather than just one. Students may choose combinations of the disciplines included in the Program of Study Requirements. Following is one suggested four-year degree plan. Students are encouraged to see their advisor each semester for help with program decisions and enrollment; responsible for reviewing the Program of Study Requirements; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
UNIV 1101 Learn a Global Context I 1
Foreign Language/Study Abroad 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
UNIV 1402 Signature Course 4
Foreign Language/Study Abroad 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
Language, Philosophy&Culture 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Major 1 3
Major 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
Soc/Behavioral Science 3
Major 1 3
Major 1 3
Major 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Junior
Fall
Creative Arts 3
MATH Elective (Music majors must enroll for MUSI 3300) 3
Major 1 3
Major 1 3
Major 2 3
Major 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring
International Studies (Music majors must enroll for MUSI 3301) 3
Major 1 3
Major 1 3
Major 2 3
Major 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Senior
Fall
Major 1 3
Major 1 3
Major 2 3
Major 2 3
Major 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
Major 1 3
Major 1 3
Major 2 3
Major 2 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Actual degree plans may vary depending on availability of courses in a given semester.

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.