Radio-Television B.A./B.S. - Emphasis in Broadcast & Online Journalism

The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Radio-Television major prepares graduates for careers in television broadcast announcing, writing, directing, management, editing, and production. In addition, students are prepared for audio/video production at advertising agencies, independent production houses, and corporate communication facilities. A graduate should be competent in the ability to announce and speak with confidence for radio and television broadcast; to write, direct, manage and produce programming for radio, television and video; and to possess an understanding of the role of broadcasting in today’s U.S. and global cultures.

  1. Students will develop the ability to write effectively for TV, radio and Internet news, commercials, and entertainment programming.
  2. Students will develop the ability to shoot/record and edit video and audio for TV, radio and online media.
  3. Students will be knowledgeable about the history and foundations of U.S. broadcasting and other electronic media.
Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Core courses
JOUR 1307US-Mass Commun in Society3
or RTV 1335 US-Stud in Elec Comm
RTV 101Multimedia Writing3
RTV 420Multimedia Portfolio3
JOUR 336Media Law3
Broadcast & Online Journalism sequence
RTV 151Communication Technology3
RTV 215Media Performance3
RTV 221Basic Audio Production and Radio Programming3
RTV 320Broadcast Writing3
RTV 322Film-Style Shooting & Editing3
RTV 332Advanced Digital Video Production3
or RTV 380 Sports Media
RTV 440Broadcast & Digital Journalism3
RTV 453Social Media Marketing3
JOUR 214Basic Reporting3
JOUR 314Intermediate Reporting3
Choose one from:
RTV 480Pro Seminar & Portfolio3
RTV 495Internship1-3
COMS 407Communication Research Methods & Theory3
REQUIRED HUMANITIES
COMS 201Studies in Human/Communication3
Required Minor
Minimum 18 hours required in the Minor18
Minimum 4 hours of electives required4
Required Electives - Maximum 1 per semester allowed.
RTV 109Media Operations I1
RTV 209Media Operations II1
RTV 309 Media Operations III1
RTV 409 Media Operations IV1
Total Hours120-122