Program

The objective of the broadcast communications major is to prepare students for entry-level and subsequent management positions in community media: radio, television, cable and a range of other organizations.

The major is characterized by hands-on experience in one of the department's braodcast facilities to go along with the classroom instruction.

Broadcast Communications Major

Required Courses
BC102 - Audio Production (4 hrs)
BC111 - Writing for Radio and Television (4 hrs)
BC251 - Video Production (4 hrs)
BC253 - Mass Communication (4 hrs)
BC120 - Practicum (4 hrs)
BC601 - Capstone I  (2hrs)
BC602 - Capstone II (2 hrs)
16 hours of electives (only 4 hrs can be an internship)
Note: Majors must pass a written and practical comprehensive exam during Capstone I in order to advance to Capstone II and the completion of their final project.

Supporting Courses
Broadcast communications majors must also take the following supporting courses to complete the program.

COM151 - Voice and Diction
ART306 - Digital Photography
and one of the following:
PS 101 - Intro. to Political Science
PS102 - American National Government
PS104 - International Politics

   

Broadcast Major may select a Sports Broadcasting concentration by taking the following electives:
BC302 - Radio/Television Announcing and Performance
or
BC303 - Television Field Production
BC309 - Sports Broadcasting
BC312 - Broadcast Journalism II
BC560 - Internship (in some sports capacity)
COM230 - Communication on the Web

Broadcast Communications Minor

The minor in broadcast communications requires the following:
BC102 - Audio Production (4 hrs)
BC251 - Video Production (4 hrs)
BC120 - Practicum (2 hrs)
BC111 - Writing for Radio and Television (4 hrs)
BC253 - Mass Communications (4 hrs)
8 semester hours of BC electives (only 4 of which may be through and internship

 

Broadcast Communications
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Broadcast Course Descriptions
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