2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 15, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Radio - Television (B.A.)


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College of Sciences
Nicholson School of Communication, NSC, Room: 143
http://communication.cos.ucf.edu/
Email: radiotv@ucf.edu

Dr. William Kinnally, Interim Program Coordinator, William.Kinnally@ucf.edu
Nicholson Academic Student Services, nassc@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-2681

Admission Requirements

  • The Radio-Television program is a limited access program that requires a separate application.
  • Students should apply to become Radio-Television majors only after completing all requirements for admission.
  • Attain an overall minimum 2.25/4.00 GPA based on a minimum of 30 credit hours of college work. Note: meeting the minimum GPA does not guarantee admission since students are admitted on a space available basis. The GPA cut-off varies each term with the quality of applicants, and during previous years, ranged upward from a minimum of 2.9.
  • Receive a positive evaluation of other factors specified by the Nicholson School of Communication.
  • See an NSC advisor for additional admission criteria.
  • For admission to the program, students must complete or be enrolled into and complete, RTV 3007  with at least a “C” (2.0) or better (if in progress at the time of admission, students who do not earn a “C” (2.0) or better will be removed from the program).
  • Students must be in good academic standing.
  • Meet a grammar proficiency standard (“B” (3.0) grades or better in the following courses or pass the grammar proficiency exam).

Application Deadlines:

  • October 1 to be admitted the next spring term;
  • February 1 to be admitted the next summer term;
  • June 1 to be admitted the next fall term.

Degree Requirements

  • Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all UCF Nicholson School of Communication (NSC) courses taken in the major.
  • All attempts of UCF NSC courses that could meet major requirements are included in the major GPA calculation, including those taken beyond the minimum required (e.g. additional restricted electives).
  • Students who change degree programs (other than from Radio-TV Pending) and select this major must adopt the most current catalog.
  • Students may complete an internship off campus in a professional broadcast, production, or corporate operation with advisor’s approval.
  • Internship credit may be used in this major with prior school permission.
  • Co-op credit may be used in this major with prior approval from an R-TV advisor.
  • Students must consult with a school advisor.
  • School residency requirement consists of at least 24 semester hours of regularly scheduled 3000-4000 level courses taken from the UCF Nicholson School of Communication.
  • Of the 120 hours required for graduation, 72 hours must be taken outside of the disciplines represented within the Nicholson School of Communication.
  • Of these 72 hours, 56 must be taken in the liberal arts (i.e. within the College of Arts & Humanities or the College of Sciences).
  • To ensure completion within 120 hours and to comply with the 72 hour rule, no more than 46 of the 120 hours may be taken within the Nicholson School of Communication.
  • Radio-TV majors must select their required minor from outside the Nicholson School of Communication to remain below the 46 credit hour school maximum.
  • Students seeking to change tracks once accepted into the major, must re-apply to the R-TV major under the new, desired track.
  • A maximum of three credit hours of internship may be earned in one semester. Internship credit, plus all other hours taken within the school, must not exceed 46 hours.
  • To receive credit for an internship, students must have a 2.5 GPA in their required major courses. Students with less than a 2.5 GPA will not be given academic internship credit.
  • A maximum of three credit hours of internship may be earned within the 46 credit hour school maximum. A maximum of six credit hours of internship may be earned within the 120 credit hours required for graduation. Summer internships are available during “C” term only.
  • All prerequisites of courses taught within the College of Sciences will be enforced.
  • Courses designated in 1 (General Ed Program) and 2 (Common Program Prerequisites) are usually completed in the first 60 hours.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)


Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Math: (3 Credit Hours)


You may substitute a higher level math with appropriate scores on the Math Placement Test.

Computers - Statistics: (3 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP)


  • None

Core Requirements: Basic Level (12 Credit Hours)


These courses may be taken before applying to the major.

Must earn at least a “C” (2.0) or better in each core requirement and restricted elective in the major.

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (6 Credit Hours)


These courses are only available to students who have been accepted into the major.

Reminder: must earn at least a “C” (2.0) for all core requirements and restricted electives in the major.

Restricted Electives


  • Specialization: Select one area and complete the credit hours required by that specialization.
  • Must earn at least a “C” (2.0) or better in each core requirement and restricted elective in the major.

Production (28 Credit Hours)


Required: (14 Credit Hours)


Select from the following: (14 Credit Hours)


1 May be taken for a maximum of 3 hours.

Media Management & Operations (28 Credit Hours)


Required (6 Credit Hours)


Capstone Requirements


  • Production Track: RTV 4544 - Media Production Capstone Credit Hours: 4
  • Media Management and Operations Track; None 

Electives


  • Select primarily from upper level courses, with school advisor’s approval. Must be from outside of the school in order to not exceed the 41 credit hour cap. The majority of electives should be taken in the Liberal Arts to comply with the 56 hour Liberal Arts requirement.

Foreign Language Requirements


Admissions

  • Met by graduation requirement.

Graduation

  • Proficiency equivalent to one year of college instruction in a foreign language taught by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures or Judaic Studies. Standardized examinations for foreign languages may be used to meet the requirement.
  • Proficiency equivalent to two semesters of college instruction in a foreign language or three semesters of college instruction in American Sign Language (ASL). Standardized examinations for foreign languages may be used. ASL proficiency is met by successful completion of ASL 4161C (previously SPA4614C) or an appropriate score on the ASL proficiency exam. ASL 4161C has prerequisites of ASL 2140 and ASL 2150. Contact the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (https://www.cohpa.ucf.edu/csd/) regarding the proficiency examination. Consult with the NSC advising staff to understand how choosing ASL impacts hours needed to graduate.

Additional Requirements


  • None

Required Minors


Departmental Exit Requirements


  • To avoid delaying graduation, you must request a review of requirements before registering for your last term.
  • Students must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all UCF Nicholson School of Communication (NSC) courses taken in the major.
  • All attempts of UCF NSC courses that could meet major requirements are included in the major GPA calculation, including those taken beyond the minimum required (e.g. additional restricted electives).

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120


Additional Information


Honors In Major

  • Application and admissions through The Burnett Honors College. More information about Honors in the Major can be found at honors.ucf.edu/research.

Related Programs

Certificates

  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • Lower division courses do not substitute for upper division courses.
  • Courses transferred from private out-of-state schools must be evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $45 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $90 per term

Plan of Study


  • This is one of numerous possible plans of study. See program description for all requirements.
  • Consult a school advisor for alternate, new, or more appropriate selections.
  • Consult the school for detailed plans of study for each specialization.
  • Although most classes are listed as being taken during the academic year, you may be required to complete 9 hours of them during the Summer. Consult with an advisor to determine if you are exempt.

Freshman Year - Fall (13 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • GEP Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective-Minor Credit Hours: 3

Sophomore Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Apply for admission by Feb 1

Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


If admitted, take…

Junior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Summer (3 Credit Hours)


  • Restricted Elective-Internship Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


  • MMC 3420 - Mass Media Research Methods Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective-Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Elective-outside of NSC Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Spring (16 Credit Hours)


  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 4 or
  • Elective-Outside of NSC Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective-Minor Credit Hours: 3
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3​
  • Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 3

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