Speech Communication and Theater Arts
Arkansas State University - Jonesboro
Degree:  Bachelor of Science in Education
Major:  Speech Communication and Theater Arts
 2006-2007
This Degree Program Exceeds 8 Semesters
Students requiring developmental course work based on low entrance exam scores (ACT, SAT, ASSET, COMPASS) may not be able to complete this program of study in eight (8) semesters.  Developmental courses do not count toward total degree hours.  Students having completed college level courses prior to enrollment will be assisted by their advisor in making appropriate substitutions.   In most cases, general education courses may be interchanged between semesters.    A minimum of 45 hours of upper division credit (3000-4000 level) is required for this degree.  Mandatory state and institutional assessment exams will be required during your degree program.  Failure to participate in required assessments may delay graduation.
Year 1   Year 1
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No.   Hrs Gen Ed     Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
ENG 1003 Composition  3 x   ENG 1013 Composition II 3 x
          BIOL 1003 or 1033 or 1043 or 1063 Biological Science or Biology of Sex or Plants and People or People and the Environment    
MATH 1023 College Algebra 3 x   BIOL 1001 Biological Science Lab 4 x
THEA 1213 Beginning Acting 3     ANTH 2233 or HIST 1013 or 1023 or GEOG 2613 Intro to Cultural Anthropology or World Civilization to 1660 or World Civilization since 1660 or Intro to Geography 3 x
SCOM 1203 Oral Communications 3     SCOM 2243 Argumentation 3  
PE Activity Student's Choice 1     PE 1002 Concepts of Fitness 2 x
UC 1013 Making Connections - Communications 3            
SCOM 1211 Forensics 1     SCOM 1221 Forensics 1  
Total Hours   17     Total Hours   16  
Year 2   Year 2
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
PHIL1103 or 1503 Intro to Philosophy or Logic & Practical Reasoning 3 x   SCOM 2203 Int. Hu Comm 3  
ART or MUS or THEA 2503 Fine Arts Visual or Musical or Theatre 3 x   ENG 2003 or ENG 2013 or PHIL 1103  Intro to Literature I or II or Intro to Philosophy   3  
HIST 2763 or 2773 or POSC 2103 US to 1876 or US since 1876 or Intro to American Government 3 x   ECON 2313 or 2333 or POSC 2103 or 1003 or PSY 2013 or SOC 2213  Principles of Macroeconomics or Economic Issues and Concepts or Intro to US Government or Intro to Politics or Intro to Psychology or Prin of Sociology (select course not previously taken) 3  
CHEM 1013 or PHSC 1203 or GEOL 1003 or PHYS 1003 or PHYS 2034 or PHYS 2054 Gen Chemistry I or Physical Science or Environmental Geology or Intro to Space Science or University Physics I or General Physics I 3 or 4 x   SCOM 2233 Oral Interp 3  
CHEM 1011 or PHSC 1201 or GEOL 1001 or PHYS 1101 Gen Chem I Lab or Physical Science Lab or Environmental Geology Lab or Space Science Lab (Physics courses include lab) 1     HLTH2513 Prin of Personal Health 3  
SCED 2514 Intro to Secondary Teaching 4 x   SCOM 2211 FA 1  
Total Hours   17     Total Hours   16  
Year 3   Year 3
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
ARTor MUS or THEA 2503 or ENG 2003 or ENG 2013 or PHIL 1103  Fine Arts Visual or Musical or Theatre or Intro to Literature I or II or Intro to Philosophy  (select one not previously taken)  3 x   Scom 2253 Listening 3  
SCOM 3363 Communications Research 3 x   THEA 2223 Stagecraft 3  
HIST 2763 or 2773 or ECON 2313 or 2333 or POSC 2103 or 1003 or PSY 2013 or SOC 2213  US to 1876 or US since 1876 or Principles of Macroeconomics or Economic Issues and Concepts or Intro to US Government or Intro to Politics or Intro to Psychology or Intro to Sociology (select course not previously taken) 3     THEA 2233 Makeup 3  
THEA 2203 or CD 2203 Voice and Diction or Phonetics 3     SCOM 4243 Interpersonal 3  
PSY 3703 Educational Psychology 3     SCOM 3243 Persuasion 3  
SCOM 3211 FA 1            
Total Hours   16     Total Hours   15  
                 
Year 4   Year 4
Fall Semester   Spring Semester
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed   Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed
THEA 4263 History of Theatre 3     SCED 3515 Performance Based Instructional Design 5  
THEA 4203 Directing 3     EDSP 4543 Methods & Mat. 3  
RTV 2334 TV Production 4     SCED 4713 Ed. Measures 3  
SCOM 4203 Small Group 3     SE 3643 Excep. Studen 3  
  Additional hours may be needed for scholarship         Additional hours may be needed for scholarship    
Total Hours   13     Total Hours   14  
Year 5    
Fall Semester    
Course No. Course Name Hrs Gen Ed          
STSP 4826 Teaching 12            
  Internship              
Total Hours   12            
                 
Total Jr/Sr Hours 52     Total Degree Hours 127  
                 
Graduation Requirements:
18 of last 24 hours must be ASU-Jonesboro courses
Minimum of 57 hours from 4-year institutions
32 Resident Hours if completing second degree and first degree was not from ASU-J
Must take FA Visual and FA Musical
Must take American Government and American history
Must make at least "C" on College Algebra, Composition I and II,  and Oral Communication
At least 127 acceptable degree hours
45 Jr-Sr level hours after 30
Screened by screening committee
2.50 (or better) GPA at ASU and overall
Major requirements met

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