About this Program

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To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
Quest 1 (Gen Ed Humanities) 3
AMH 2020 United States Since 1877 (State Core Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3
ENC 1101 Expository and Argumentative Writing (Critical Tracking; State Core Gen Ed Composition) 1 3
STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (Critical Tracking; State Core Gen Ed Mathematics) 1 3
State Core Gen Ed Biological or Physical Sciences 1 3
Semester Two
ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics (Critical Tracking) 4
MUL 2010 Experiencing Music (State Core Gen Ed Humanities with International) 3
Select one: 3
Theatre Appreciation (Gen Ed Humanities with Diversity)  
Art Appreciation: American Diversity and Global Arts (Gen Ed Humanities with Diversity)  
ENC 1102 Argument and Persuasion (Gen Ed Composition; recommended elective) 1 3
Gen Ed Mathematics 1 3
Semester Three
Quest 2 (Gen Ed Biological or Physical Sciences) 3
ENC 3254 Professional Writing in the Discipline 1 3
JOU 2040 Writing Mechanics 1 1
MMC 1009 Introduction to Media and Communications (Critical Tracking) 1 1
RTV 3001 Introduction to Media Industries and Professions (Critical Tracking) 1 3
Foreign language or Quantitative option 1 3
Semester Four
POS 2041 American Federal Government (Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences) 1 3
RTV 2100 Writing for Electronic Media (Critical Tracking) 1,2 3
SPC 2608
Introduction to Public Speaking 1
or Oral Performance of Literature 1
VIC 3001 Sight, Sound and Motion 1 4
Foreign language or Quantitative option 1 3
Semester Five
MMC 4302
World Communication Systems
or Race, Gender, Class and the Media
RTV 3101 Advanced Writing for Electronic Media 1 3
RTV 3511 Fundamentals of Production 1 3
SYG 2000
Principles of Sociology (Gen Ed Social and Behavioral Sciences)
or General Psychology
Elective outside college 3
Semester Six
RTV 3320 Electronic Field Production (Critical Tracking) 1 3
Electives inside college 5
Electives outside college 8
Semester Seven
RTV 3516 Electronic Field Production II (Critical Tracking) 4
RTV 4500 Telecommunication Programming (Critical Tracking) 3
RTV 4929C Senior Advanced Workshop in Telecommunication Production (Critical Tracking) 1 3
Electives outside college 6
Semester Eight
RTV 4432 Ethics and Problems in Telecommunication (Critical Tracking) 1 3
RTV 4700 Telecommunication Law and Regulation (Critical Tracking) 3
Electives inside college 7
Elective outside college 3
 Total Credits124

For semesters 7-8, students must complete two professional courses.

Up to six credits of professional internship credit may count toward graduation. Internships for credit require department approval, and a letter from the internship supervisor outlining duties and contact information. Internship application forms, information, and policies are available on the Department of Telecommunication website.