Degrees and Programs

Degrees Offered

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 Studies, Bachelor of Journalism, Bachelor of Science in Public Relations, Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film, and Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. 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 requires 15 hours of coursework. Students should apply as incoming freshmen but have an opportunity to enter the program later by applying in their first year. Students accepted into the Moody College Honors Program must complete the following coursework. Exceptions may be made at the program director’s discretion. All courses must be taken for letter grade (unless only offered on a pass/fail basis), and only C- or better will count towards the program.

  1. Communication 307H and Communication 308H (6 hours);
  2. Elective seminars on special topics; Communication 370H (between 3-9* hours, depending on the capstone option students choose);
  3. A capstone requirement, with options that include a creative or service project (Communication 330H) or a traditional academic thesis (Communication 679H) (between 3-6 hours).

*Students who choose to complete nine hours of Communication 370Hwill be asked to complete additional assignments.

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.

Moody College Success Scholars

The Moody College Success Scholars program is a two-year program in the Moody College of Communication that seeks to provide eligible incoming freshmen with a supportive and community-based foundation in order to promote strong academic performance, engagement in the Moody College community, and a timely graduation.

Membership in the Moody College Success Scholars program is by invitation only and exclusive to first- and second-year students within Moody College.