Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies in Art, Communications, and Business

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. This program requires three concentrations in lieu of a major and a minor. The three concentrations required for this degree are Business, Art, and Communication.


[University Core Curriculum]
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation"42
Math Elective
Select 3 SCH from any math course above the level of College Algebra3
Life & Physical Science Lab
Select 1 SCH compatible with Life & Physical Science course1
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
ACC 2301Intro to Financial Accounting3
BA 3310Legal Environment of Business3
MIS 3310Management Information Systems3
MGT 3310Principles of Management3
MKT 3310Principles of Marketing3
ARTS 1316Drawing I3
ARTS 2316Painting I3
ARTS 3308Intermediate Painting3
ARTS 3323Intermediate Life Drawing3
ARTS 4303Advanced Painting3
COMM 1311Fundamentals of Comm3
COMM 3320Teamwork and Communication3
COMM 3322Public Relations3
COMM 3329Fundamentals of Advertising3
COMM 4325Organizational Communication3
General Electives
UNIV 4390Capstone Experience3
Select 20 SCH, at least fifteen of which must be at the 3000-4000 level with 3 SCH of basic statistics from any discipline20
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Following is a 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; responsible for meeting all course prerequisites; and must meet foreign language and writing intensive course requirements for graduation. See Academic Regulations-Undergraduate online.

Plan of Study Grid
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
UNIV 1101 Learn a Global Context I 1
ACC 2301 Intro to Financial Accounting 3
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
MATH - Math Elective 3
UNIV 1402 Signature Course 4
COMM 1311 Fundamentals of Comm 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
Creative Arts 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
ARTS 2316 Painting I 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
Soc/Behavioral Science 3
General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
COMM 3320 Teamwork and Communication 3
BA 3310 Legal Environment of Business 3
ARTS 3323 Intermediate Life Drawing 3
Foreign Lang/Study Abroad 3
Adv General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
MIS 3310 Management Information Systems 3
ARTS 3308 Intermediate Painting 3
COMM 3322 Public Relations 3
Foreign Lang/Study Abroad 3
General Elective 2
 Semester Credit Hours14
MGT 3310 Principles of Management 3
ARTS 4303 Advanced Painting 3
COMM 3329 Fundamentals of Advertising 3
Adv General Elective 3
Adv General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
UNIV 4390 Capstone Experience 3
COMM 4325 Organizational Communication 3
MKT 3310 Principles of Marketing 3
Adv General Elective 3
Adv General Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 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.