Nov 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Communication and Technology, BA

A degree in Communication and Technology gives students the knowledge and skills to succeed in human communication and the emerging field of digital communication. This exciting career is increasingly linked to corporate, entertainment, government, human resources, broadcasting, advertising, public relations, and nonprofit settings. This program is designed to produce career-ready graduates in digital production, sports and entertainment broadcasting and promotion, communication studies, and strategic communication. As a part of this major, students build their creative and team-building skills and develop useful professional networks. All Communication and Technology students are encouraged to complete a Dallas-area internship before they graduate.

Program Coordinator: Sara Holmes, Phone: 972-338-1820, Email:

Building Blocks for the Degree

1. Texas Core Curriculum: All students are required to complete 42 hours of the Texas Core Curriculum to earn a degree.

2. Major Requirements:  The communication and technology major requires 39 hours, including 18 hours in the major core requirements, 9 hours in a major concentration, and then 12 hours of prescribed electives. Students should complete 3000-level course before enrolling in 4000-level courses.

3. Major Concentrations: One of four concentrations is required in the major:

a) Digital Production is for individuals who intend to create, edit, and distribute digital media productions, especially audio and video for a broad range of applications.

b) Sports and Entertainment Communication is for individuals who want to report on and produce sports or entertainment communication, including broadcast production.

c) Strategic Communication is for those seeking experience in public relations and advertising, with a special focus on digital communication media.

d) Communication Studies provides the tools and techniques for improving communication in all areas of personal and professional interaction, including law, political organizing, public affairs, and consulting, among others.

4. Other Courses:   Students must have a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate with a degree from UNTD.  Students may complete a minor, certificate program or general elective courses to meet this requirement.


Core Curriculum Recommendations

UNTD adheres to the Texas Core Curriculum established in Texas Education Code Chapter 61, Subchapter S. Courses designated on the transcript as a Core Foundation Area will be applied to the Texas Core Curriculum.  As a new Freshman student starting at UNTD (or transfer student looking ahead to attend UNTD), taking the recommended UNTD courses (or equivalent) can reduce hours to degree and provide more opportunities for elective courses.


Texas Core Curriculum, 42 hours

Courses with an asterisk (*) also count for the major.


Major Core Requirements, 18 hours


Major Concentrations, 9 hours

Select from the following 4 possible concentrations and complete the courses listed.


Concentration 1Digital Production


Concentration 2: Sports & Entertainment Communication


Concentration 3: Strategic Communication


Concentration 4: Communication Studies


Additional Suggested Communication & Technology Electives​

This list of communication and technology courses exhibits possible elective courses a student can take to deepen the level of learning in the selected concentration or sample from other concentrations to gain a breadth of learning across the major. Prerequisites vary.


Concentration 1Digital Production


Concentration 2: Sports & Entertainment Communication


Concentration 3: Strategic Communication


Concentration 4: Communication Studies


Major Electives​, 12 hours


Additional UNTD Degree Requirements

  • All students must meet the General University Requirements as well as the major requirements.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Communication and Technology major GPA of 2.0 or higher