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The communications faculty has developed the different majors to assist students in selecting courses according to individual interests and career goals. Students may select a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science.

This major combines telecommunications history and theory with practical broadcast applications. Students acquire knowledge and understanding of the broadcast processes and on-air performing skills, utilizing facilities in both the campus radio station WSWI-AM and the Scripps Howard Video Production Complex.

Download Checksheet for the University Core Curriculum In addition to the departmental degree requirements, a minimum of 50 hours in the University Core Curriculum must be met.


Degree Selections:


Major in Radio and Television (B.A. or B.S.)

40 semester hours

Click here for additional regulations for majors in the Department of Communications including the required 6 hours of Communications cognates--gender & ethnic cultures....

Required Courses ~ 25 hours:

Elective Courses ~ choose 6-9 hours:

Directed Electives ~ 6-13 hours to achieve a minimum 40 hours to a maximum 44 hours:

Communications Cognates ~ 6 hours

Click here for a list of Communications cognates--gender & ethnic cultures....

An internship in the broadcast media, practicum work on the campus radio station (820 the Edge) and/or a broadcast workshop in TV are highly recommended for the junior or senior year.


Minor - Radio and Television

24 semester hours

Required courses ~ 15 hours:

Elective courses ~ 9 hours: as directed by advisor