The communications program at Prairie View A&M University is designed to integrate theory with technology to prepare students for careers as communication professionals. The faculty teach classes using up-to-date skills and techniques and a sophisticated understanding of the organization of various media formats. Course offerings enhance the acquisition of knowledge of the methods used in television and video production, news broadcasting, and writing and editing for print media. In addition, students are trained in public speaking, debate, public relations, advertising, and ethics and laws that govern public communication.
Students choose one of two concentrations for the bachelor's degree in communications, either the Communication Studies track or the Mass Communication track.
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN COMMUNICATION DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 120 SCH
42 SCH for the Core Curriculum
6 SCH for the foreign language requirement (1 language)
24 SCH of department requirements for all COMM majors
Communication majors are required to select a minor of their choice. Students must observe prerequisites for any selected courses.
Teacher Certification, Speech 8-12 Students follow Communications Studies track. Instead of finishing a traditional academic minor, students choosing this option take 18 SCH of teacher education courses, culminating in a semester of student teaching, to complete their degree requirements. Students are prepared to take the Texas state teacher certification exams.
Minor in Communications
Students select any 18 SCH from courses with COMM prefixes, which allows maximum flexibility to construct a personalized program of study, with emphasis on speech communication, print journalism, or video and television production.
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