Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication

The General Sequence allows students more flexibility in studying strategic communication; more flexibility in meeting the necessary requirements of the major; and more flexibility in designing unique sequences of courses suited for particular goals and career paths.

Summary of Requirements

The degree of Bachelor of Arts may be conferred upon a student majoring in Strategic Communication by the recommendation of the faculty and upon satisfactory completion of a minimum of 124 semester hours of credit with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 overall and in the major.  Students must meet:

  1. University requirements:
    • All students required to complete the General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
    • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses in their major at Temple University.
  2. School of Media and Communication requirements.
  3. Minimum 36 credit hours in Strategic Communication, including the department's four Core courses (12 hours).
  4. Maximum 54 credit hours may be taken in Strategic Communication courses.
  5. A grade of C or higher must be attained in all required Strategic Communication courses.
  6. No more than 12 semester hours of transfer credits may be applied to Strategic Communication requirements.
  7. No more than 8 credits may be taken in Kinesiology and Dance activities courses.
     

Strategic Communication General Sequence

Department Core Requirements
STRC 1111Public Speaking3
or STRC 1911 Honors Public Speaking
STRC 1112Communicating Leadership3
STRC 2111Introduction to Communication Theory3
STRC 2112Strategies and Tactics of Persuasion3
General Sequence Requirements
2000+ STRC Writing Intensive Course3
Three STRC Courses at 2000-level or above9
3000+ STRC Writing Intensive Course3
Three STRC Courses at 3000-level or above9
Total Credit Hours36

Suggested Academic Plan

Please note that this is a suggested academic plan. Depending on your situation, your academic plan may look different.

Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication: General Sequence

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
STRC 1112Communicating Leadership3
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
COMM 1001SMC Freshman Seminar1
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
STRC 1111 or 1911Public Speaking3
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
GenEd Breadth Course3-4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall
STRC 2000+ Course3
STRC 2000+ WI Course3
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
STRC 2111Introduction to Communication Theory3
STRC 2000+ Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Electives6
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
STRC 2112Strategies and Tactics of Persuasion3
STRC 2000+ Course3
Electives10
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
STRC 3000+ WI Course3
STRC 3000+ Course3
Electives10
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
STRC 3000+ Course3
Electives13
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
STRC 3000+ Course3
Electives13
 Term Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours: 124