About this Program
- College: Journalism and Communications
- Degree: Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication
- Credits for Degree: 124
- Specializations: Management and Strategy | Media and Society | News | Production
- Additional Information
- Related Telecommunication Programs
To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college, and major requirements.
Students choose one of four specializations:
- The Management and Strategy specialization prepares students to enter the profession through positions in research, sales, and marketing and promotion.
- The News specialization prepares students for careers as reporters and anchors, or as producers who are responsible for news programs behind-the-scenes. Entry into the broadcast news sequence is limited to students in the Department of Telecommunication who have placed in a competitive entrance exam. Contact the department office to determine when the exam is given.
- The Production specialization prepares students for careers in program creation, writing and the creative applications of video and audio technology.
- The Media and Society specialization focuses on the theories, methods and techniques used to play, produce and distribute audio and video programs and messages; personnel and facilities management; marketing and distribution; media regulations, law and policy; and principles of broadcast technology. It prepares individuals to work in media organizations and those organizations that use electronic media, such as political campaigns, government, education and business.
Students can also use the communication skills they acquire to pursue graduate degrees. Students majoring in telecommunication participate in the university's six broadcast stations, other on campus facilities such as the Gator Network and elective internships throughout the world.
The major in telecommunication, which includes specializations in management, media and society, news and production, prepares students to understand the means of communicating with diverse audiences and to use the tools of information gathering and storytelling to communicate with those audiences through electronic media such as video, audio and interactive technologies. Through study and practical application, students gain knowledge of the history, norms and legal and ethical milieu of the telecommunication professions. Students learn to locate and use reference tools and to demonstrate the ability to communicate independent, critical perspectives.
Before Graduating Students Must
- Achieve a passing score of 70% on your student portfolio, which will be evaluated by faculty members and/or professionals in each specialty.
- Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Students in the Major will Learn to
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
- Identify, describe or apply concepts and theories in the use and presentation of content.
- Identify, describe or apply professional ethical principles and the importance of truth, accuracy, fairness and diversity.
- Identify, describe or apply the tools and technologies appropriate for the telecommunication professions.
- Gather information, conduct research and evaluate information by methods appropriate to the telecommunication professions.
- Produce appropriate output that demonstrates creativity and critical thinking, independently or collaboratively.
- Communicate effectively in forms and styles appropriate to the telecommunication professions, audiences and the purposes they serve.
I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed
|Courses||SLO 1||SLO 2||SLO 3||SLO 4||SLO 5||SLO 6|
|RTV 4432||R, A||R, A|
|RTV 4800||R, A||R, A||R, A||R, A|
|Media and Society Specialization|
|RTV 4905||R, A||R, A||R, A||R, A|
|RTV 3304||R, A||R, A||R, A||R, A|
|RTV 4929C||R, A||R, A||R, A||R, A|
- Policy memo and exam in addition to:
- Management: written and oral presentation of a strategic plan developed for a client
- Media and Society: written final project
- News: portfolio of two radio or television news stories produced in RTV 3304
- Production: final video project