Socio-Political Communication


Socio-Political Communication (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

Admission requirements

All majors in the Department of Communication must satisfy the following requirements before they can be admitted to the program. 

  1. Complete a minimum of 59 credit hours.
  2. Complete the General Education Foundations courses.
  3. Have a combined grade point average (Missouri State and transfer) of 2.50 or higher or have a GPA of 2.75 for the last 30 hours of courses completed before applying for admission to the degree program.
  4. Complete COM 115, COM 209, and MED 120 with a GPA of 2.50 or higher.
  5. Complete any additional admission requirements for selected emphasis or major.
  6. Submit application for admission and receive approval by faculty advisor and Head of the Department of Communication.

A student must meet these requirements by the time he/she has completed 90 hours of courses (Missouri State and transfer) to be admitted to the program. No waiver of these requirements will be granted except that transfer students transferring 90 hours or more will be allowed one semester to complete the departmental core courses after transferring to Missouri State.

Program requirements

Students pursuing a second option in the BA and BS Communication degree (non-comprehensive) must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours not counted as requirements on any major option. The additional major option cannot be used to satisfy the requirement of a minor or additional major. 

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
    Specific General Education Requirements: COM 115(3), MED 120(3)
  2. Major Requirements (48 hours)
    1. Departmental Core (3 hours): COM 209(3)
    2. COM 210(3), 315(3), 322(3), 328(3), 332(3), 350(3), 379(3), 550(3), JRN 270(3), MED 454(3), 580(3)
    3. 12 hours with advisor approval from: COM 360(3), 495(3), 566(3), 597(3)*, JRN 407(3), MED 365(3), PLS 316(3), SOC 152(3)
    4. Program Assessment (0 hours): COM 499(0) 
    5. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of COM 350(3). COM 495 and COM 322 are optional.

      *All special topics courses require advisor approval. No more than 6 hours of special topics may be credited toward the major.
  3. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Accelerated graduate program in Communication

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Communication program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.