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Degrees and Areas of Study


Choose your form of communication

At SFA, we offer you the opportunity to explore the exciting world of mass communication from all perspectives. Whether you’re interested in becoming a television news reporter, a radio disc jockey, a newspaper reporter, a social media manager, a multimedia journalist or pursuing a career in advertising and public relations, we can guide you on the path to success.

If you need more than an undergraduate degree for career advancement, or if you want to further understand the role of media in today’s society, you can take your studies to the next level with our online graduate program.

Degrees and areas of study offered

The Department of Mass Communication awards two undergraduate degrees, three minors and one graduate degree:

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science

Undergraduate minors

Master of Arts

Unofficial Degree Plans

Our unofficial degree plans serve as a course-planning tool and a reflection of what you might be expected to complete when filing your official degree plan. A degree plan is a list of the graduation requirements for each major which includes all course options in each of the component areas such as the core, major, minor, etc. These documents below are not official degree plans. Contact your advisor for the steps required to file your degree plan.

Major Academic Planners (Degree MAPs)

Our undergraduate degree major academic planners serve as a guide to keep you on track as you make your way toward filing your official degree plan. A Degree MAP is a semester-by-semester sequence of courses which a student needs to take in order to graduate on time. It suggests courses to complete each semester to be “on track” to graduation by taking the right courses in the right order.

To find the suggested Degree MAP for your area of study, explore the list below.


Department of Mass Communication

Boynton Building 
Room 301

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13048, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-3048