Communication Studies Concentration

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will develop and deliver a speech appropriate to the audience, purpose and context.
  2. The student will analyze the characteristics of a competent communicator as they apply to relationships.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate in the workplace in both written and oral formats.
  4. Students will apply group communication competencies during team projects.
  5. Students will construct and deliver effective debate arguments.

TSI Liable

Field of Study - 18 Credit Hours
SPCH 1315Public Speaking3
SPCH 1318Interpersonal Communications3
SPCH 1321Business and Professional Communication3
SPCH 2333Discussion and Small Group Communication3
SPCH 2335Argumentation and Debate3
SPCH 2389Academic Cooperative3
STC Core Curriculum - 42 Credit Hours
Complete 42 credit hours of required Core Curriculum 1,242
Core Component Area Option
Introduction to Speech Communication 3
Total Credit Hours60

In addition to the courses in the Field of Study, the student is required to take 42 credit hours from the STC Core Curriculum. These courses must not duplicate courses taken to fulfill field of study requirements.


Students who select a 3 credit hour Mathematics course to fulfill the Mathematics component of the Curriculum must take 4 credit hours to complete the Component Area Option for the Core Curriculum.


Speech Communication majors must take SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication to fulfill the Component Area Option of the core curriculum.

TSI Liable

100% Online

Recommended Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
HIST 1301
United States History I
or Mexican-American History I
Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Introduction to Ethics
 Credit Hours12
ENGL 1302 Composition II - Rhetoric 3
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communications 1 3
HIST 1302
United States History II
or Mexican-American History II
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Mathematics Elective - Core Curriculum 3-4
Elementary Statistical Methods
 Credit Hours16
Second Year
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 1 3
SPCH 2333 Discussion and Small Group Communication 1 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Creative Arts Elective - Core Curriculum 3
Film Appreciation
 Credit Hours16
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication 1 3
SPCH 2335 Argumentation and Debate 1 3
SPCH 2389 Academic Cooperative 1 3
Life and Physical Sciences Elective - Core Curriculum 4
Component Area Option - Core Curriculum (if required) 1
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours60

Field of Study Courses