Undergraduate Program

Mass Communication BA / BS Degree

The UT Tyler Department of Communication offers the BA/BS in mass communication degree and courses leading to a mass communication minor or teacher certification.

UT Tyler mass communication majors can choose a specialization in multimedia news or public relations-integrated communication.

The mass communication BA degree requires 120 total semester credit hours, including 36 hours in mass communication, 24 of which must be upper-division; 18 hours in a minor; and four semesters of a foreign language.

For the mass communication BS degree, instead of the foreign language requirement, students must take 6 hours of mathematics, science, economics, geography and/or computer science in addition to those otherwise counted in the core curriculum.

The mass communication minor requires 18 hours of courses in the subject, 12 of which must be upper-division.

Students seeking teacher certification in mass communication for Texas secondary schools must meet additional requirements that vary according to whether mass communication is their first or second teaching field.