Bachelor of Arts with Majors in Communication and Spanish (BA)

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.


[University Core Curriculum]
Select 42 SCH as outlined in the suggested plans and as specified in the "Requirements for Graduation"42
Life & Physical Science Lab
Select 1 SCH compatible with a Life & Physical Science course1
Second Romance Language
Select 6 SCH from the same Romance Language (French, Italian, or Portuguese)6
Communication Major
COMM 1326Journalistic Writing3
COMM 3310Methods of Inquiry:Quant Rsch3
COMM 3322Public Relations3
COMM 3325Mass Communication3
COMM 3327Media Writing3
COMM 3329Fundamentals of Advertising3
COMM 4320Trends in International Comm3
COMM 4324Comparative Journalism3
COMM 4340Communication Ethics3
COMM 4350Internship3
COMM 4360Comm Theory&Practice3
Spanish Major
SPAN 2350Intro to the Hispanic World3
SPAN 3305Spanish Academic Writing3
SPAN 3310Intro to Literature in Spanish3
SPAN 3351Intro to Engl>Span Translation3
SPAN 4330Special Topics Span Lit & Cult3
SPAN 4398Creative Writing3
Advanced Spanish Elective
Select 15 SCH 3000-4000 level Spanish15
Advanced General Electives
Select 5 SCH from any discipline, except Communication or Spanish, outside the College of Nursing and Health Sciences5
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
HIST 1301 The US to 1877 3
MATH 1342 Introductory Statistics 3
UNIV 1201 Learn a Global Context I 2
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
Second Romance Language 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
ENGL 1302 English Composition II 3
HIST 1302 The US Since 1877 3
UNIV 1302 Signature Course 3
General Elective 3
Life & Physical Science 3
Life & Physical Science Lab 1
 Semester Credit Hours16
COMM 3325 Mass Communication 3
PSCI 2305 American National Government 3
SPAN 2350 Intro to the Hispanic World 3
Second Romance Language 3
Language, Philosophy & Culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
COMM 1326 Journalistic Writing 3
PSCI 2306 American State Government 3
SPAN 3305 Spanish Academic Writing 3
Soc/Behavioral Science 3
Creative Arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
COMM 3322 Public Relations 3
COMM 3327 Media Writing 3
SPAN 3310 Intro to Literature in Spanish 3
SPAN 3351 Intro to Engl>Span Translation 3
SPAN - Adv SPAN Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
COMM 3329 Fundamentals of Advertising 3
COMM 4320 Trends in International Comm 3
COMM 4340 Communication Ethics 3
SPAN - Adv SPAN Elective 3
SPAN - Adv SPAN Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
COMM 3310 Methods of Inquiry:Quant Rsch 3
COMM 4360 Comm Theory&Practice 3
SPAN 4398 Creative Writing 3
SPAN - Adv SPAN Elective 3
General Elective 2
 Semester Credit Hours14
COMM 4324 Comparative Journalism 3
COMM 4350 Internship 3
SPAN 4330 Special Topics Span Lit & Cult 3
SPAN - Adv SPAN Elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

Internship, 3 SCH in organizations dealing with Hispanic clients and audiences such as Spanish TV stations, radio stations, corporate communication offices, public relations and advertising firms.

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

Some courses may require prerequisites not listed.