To be awarded a degree from the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin, a candidate must complete 120 semester hours of coursework and must fulfill the University's General Requirements for graduation, the Core Curriculum requirements, the college graduation requirements, the requirements and policies listed in Academic Policies and Procedures, and the requirements given for the student’s major under Prescribed Work, Major Requirements, and Special Requirements of the Major.

Graduation With University Honors

Students who, upon graduation, have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement are eligible to graduate with University Honors. Criteria for graduation with University Honors are given in General Information.

ROTC Degree Candidates

An Air Force, Army, or Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps student who elects the basic and/or advanced program in air force science, military science, or naval science will not be approved for graduation until the student’s government contract is completed or the student is released from the ROTC.

Degree Audit

Students should verify the coursework they have completed and the coursework still needed for the degree by reviewing a degree audit at least once each semester with an adviser in the Student Advising Office. The degree audit is a computer-generated report of the student’s progress in completing degree requirements. He or she may also create, print, and review an audit online through IDA, the Interactive Degree Audit system; information about IDA is available at

Although the degree audit normally provides an accurate statement of requirements, the student is responsible for knowing the requirements for the degree as stated in a catalog under which he or she is eligible to graduate and for registering so as to fulfill those requirements. Because the student is responsible for registering for the courses needed to fulfill degree requirements, he or she should seek an official ruling in the Student Advising Office before registering if in doubt about any requirement.