This degree prepares students by providing the academic foundation necessary to successfully transfer and pursue baccalaureate degrees in communication, business, humanities, law, fine arts, and other related fields. A degree in English prepares students for success in a variety of fields by strengthening skills in communication, critical thinking, personal and social responsibility, and teamwork. Communication degrees must be flexible and adaptable due to rapidly changing and emerging communication technologies. Therefore, the THECB Advisory Committee developed a Field of Study Curriculum for Communication which is intended to serve as a framework within which: (1) current students may transfer more easily between state-supported institutions, and (2) new communication media degrees may be developed or adapted as communication technologies evolve. The FOS Curricula for Communication must be between 12 to 15 semester credit hours (SCH) and is taken from two competency areas. Competency Area 1: 6 to 9 SCH through which students gain historical, theoretical, and/or analytical competency of the communication field and/or sub-area. Competency Area 2: 3 to 9 SCH in which students demonstrate competency in writing/performance/production courses relevant to a sub-area.
Note: FOS transfers to all state colleges/universities.