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Pre-Major

Admission Policy Effective Fall 2019

  • 30 or more credit hours
  • An overall GPA of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • A grade of a "C" or higher in the following courses or their equivalents:
    • MC 1100B
    • MC 1301

How do I move from pre-mass communication to full-major?
When you’re enrolled in MC 1100B you will complete an application for admission to the SJMC. This paperwork serves as your application for full-major status. If at this time you meet all requirements for full-major status your records will be updated to reflect this in the system within 24-72 hours. If you are still lacking requirements for full-major status your records will be reviewed at the end of each semester and you will be updated then if you have attained the requirements.

How do I change my major to mass communication if I’m undeclared or another major?
Please call the College of Fine Arts and Communication Advising Center at 512-245-1932 to schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor and change your major.

When should I achieve full-major status?
Simply put, as soon as possible. Freshman should do so by the start of their sophomore year and transfer students should do so by the conclusion of their first long semester enrolled at Texas State. Degree programs within the SJMC are skills based and therefore prerequisite driven. Failure to obtain full-major status in a timely fashion will in most cases prolong your expected graduation date.