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Department of Communication

The Department of Communication offers a Bachelor of Arts degree and a minor in Communication. Honors may also be earned in Communication. If a student majors in Communication, he or she may choose to concentrate his or her coursework in either Public Relations or Technical Communication.

Declaration of Major Policy

Before declaring a major in Communication, students must complete the pre-Communication sequence detailed below with a "C-" or better in each course. After satisfactory completion of pre-Communication sequence, students seeking a B.A. in Communication must declare their major by submitting a Declaration of Major form to the College of Liberal and Fine Arts Advising Center. Students may not enroll in specified 3000- and 4000-level courses in the Department of Communication before declaring a major.

Direct Admission Criteria

Transfer students who have completed transferable college credit in courses equivalent to the 18-semester-credit-hour pre-Communication sequence with a "C-" or better in each course will be directly admitted to the Communication major.

Department Honors

Students whose grade point average in the communication major (including support work) before the beginning of their final year at UTSA is 3.25 or above, and whose overall grade point average is 3.0, may earn Honors in Communication. In order to do so, a student must complete a substantial paper or project approved by the Department Honors Committee and maintain a 3.25 grade point average in both the major and support work. The grade point average requirements apply to all transfer work and courses at UTSA. In the event that a student does not meet the minimum grade point average requirements, the student may appeal to the Department Honors Committee for special consideration. Appropriate forms and letter(s) of recommendation from UTSA faculty are necessary for such consideration.

Degrees and Minors

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