The rules listed on this page are specific to the 2012-2014 catalog year. Rules for previous catalogs can be found on the degree checklists (below).
The Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film degree comprises 120 credit hours.
A specific combination of coursework in English, Government, American History, Math, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Fine Arts.
A minimum of 30 and maximum of 42 hours of major-specific coursework in the Department of Radio-Television-Film. 6 hours must be from a specific list of upper-division media studies courses (see degree checklist for full details).
College of Communication requirements
Second year proficiency, or its equivalent, in a foreign language.
Six hours of Communication courses outside your major.
Three hours Communication and Culture coursework.
Students should choose courses in the core curriculum and in the major requirements that also fulfill their major department's Flag requirements. The Flags required for Radio-TV-Film students are:
Electives are used to bring a student's total hours to 120.
Elective courses frequently taken by Communication students can be found here.
Students can also fill elective hours by declaring a minor or by completing a concentration, certificate program, or other Academic Enrichment activity.
Radio-Television-Film: 2012-2014 Catalog
Radio-Television-Film: 2010-2012 Catalog
Radio-Television-Film: 2008-2010 Catalog
Radio-Television-Film: 2006–2008 Catalog
Radio-Television-Film: 2004–2006 Catalog
Department of Radio-Television-Film
Department of Radio-Television-Film fact sheet (pdf)
Radio-Television-Film students may not take more than 48 hours in the College of Communication.
At least 18 hours of major-specific coursework must be upper-division.
To enroll in some upper-division RTF courses, students must have consent from the course instructor.
There are no formal sequences or "tracks" in the RTF degree; however, each upper-division class requires specific lower-division courses as a prerequisite. Students must look ahead at their long-range, upper-division plans before choosing and embarking upon their lower-division course work to ensure that they meet the prerequisites for the classes they may want to take in the future.
RTF Course Requirements
Rules to Live By
No core curriculum requirement, foreign language course, or course in the College of Communication may be taken on a pass/fail basis.
Only 15 hours of non-Communication electives may be taken on a pass/fail basis.
24 of the last 30 hours for the degree must be taken in-residence.
Students must take at least 36 upper-division credit hours.
At least 60 hours for the degree must be taken in-residence.
A minimum GPA of 2.25 is required to take any upper-division courses in the College of Communication.
A grade of C or better is required in every Communication course taken in order to count toward your degree unless otherwise specified by the department.
A minimum of a 2.0 UT and Communication GPA is required to graduate.
Only 12 hours of transfer credit in the major will count toward the degree.