Secondary Majors

WHAT IS A SECONDARY MAJOR?

A secondary major "allows a student from one degree program to earn a secondary major from a participating department within a different program by fulfilling the requirements (normally 30–36 semester hours) set forth by that participating department but without requiring students to enroll in the additional courses that comprise that other program’s core curriculum. Through the secondary major option, upon graduation, a student earns one baccalaureate degree from Baylor (through the fulfillment of all requirements from the student’s home college or school). Although that student will not be awarded a second degree, the student’s transcript will reflect that he or she earned a secondary major in that second area of study."  See FAQs on Secondary Majors for more information. The Department of Communication offers two secondary majors.


Requirements for a Secondary Major in Communication Studies
 


  • Thirty semester hours including the following:
  • Three hours from CSS 1301, 1302, 1304
  • CSS 1305
  • Students will select a track which relates to their academic or professional focus for the remaining twenty-four hours of coursework

Corporate Communication Track

  • CSS 3310
  • Eighteen hours from the following courses: CSS 3304, 3306, 3311, 3312, 3314, 4301, 4302, 4303, 4304, 4306, 4311, 4312, 4313, 4314, 4336, 4380
  • Three hours from courses in the Rhetoric and Public Discourse Track

Rhetoric and Public Discourse Track

  • CSS 3302
  • Eighteen hours from the following courses: CSS 2264, 2265, 3247, 3248, 3305, 3307, 3316, 3393, 3395, 4310, 4336, 4351, 4352, 4353, 4354, 4380, 4394, 4395, 4396, 4397. BIC 1323, BIC 1413
  • Three hours from the courses in the Corporate Communication Track

Requirements for a Secondary Major in Communication Specialist
 


  • Thirty semester hours including the following:
  • (CSS 1301 or 1302 or 1304), FDM 1304, (FDM 2360 or 3361).
  • Twelve additional semester hours from CSS courses relating to the academic or professional focus.
  • Nine additional semester hours from FDM courses relating to the academic or professional focus.
  • NOTE: At least fifteen of the thirty semester hours in the major must be “3000” or “4000” level.