Degrees and Programs
In the Moody College of Communication, seven undergraduate degrees are offered: Bachelor of Science in Advertising, Bachelor of Science in Communication and Leadership, Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies, Bachelor of Journalism, Bachelor of Science in Public Relations, and Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film. In addition to the core curriculum, the requirements of each degree consist of special requirements, prescribed work, and major requirements; these are given within the section associated with each degree.
A student may not earn more than two undergraduate degrees from the Moody College of Communication. A student may not earn both the Bachelor of Science in Advertising and the Bachelor of Science in Public Relations. A student may not earn both the Bachelor of Science in Communication and Leadership and the Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies.
Moody College Honors Program
The Moody College Honors Program is dedicated to the life of the mind and the life of the community, preparing well-rounded thinkers and responsible leaders for a complex and diverse world of communication and media. It is a four-year enrichment program designed for undergraduates majoring in the Moody College and meant to supplement a student’s major by counting toward college or degree electives.
The program has three main components: 1) a special 15-semester credit hour curriculum, 2) enrichment activities and 3) service obligations. Students should apply as incoming freshman but have an opportunity to enter the program later by applying in their first or second year.
The framework of the curriculum is outlined in the three following stages:
- Two core classes, Communication 307H, Life of the Mind: Honors and COM 308H Life of Community: Honors (6 hours);
- Elective seminars on special topics (between 3-9 hours, depending on the capstone option students choose);
- A capstone requirement, with options that include a creative or service project, or a traditional academic thesis (between 3-6 hours)
Moody College Honors Program students will be assessed for continuing eligibility at the end of each academic year, and must meet the following standards: an overall GPA of at least 3.0; a GPA in Moody College coursework of at least 3.4; participation in Moody College Honors Program courses and activities, as described on the program website and by program faculty and staff. Moody College Honors Program students who do not meet these standards may be subject to dismissal from the program.
At the time of graduation, Moody College Honors Program students who have an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and a GPA in Moody College coursework of at least 3.4 will receive special recognition at commencement for successful completion of the program.