Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film
The rules listed on this page are specific to the 2014-2016 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. For specific course requirements for the degree, download a degree checklist on the right.
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
- 12 hours of lower-division coursework in RTF are required
- 6 hours must be from a specific list of upper-division media studies courses (see degree checklist for full details)
College of Communication requirements
- Intermediate proficiency in a foreign language
- 6 hours of Communication courses outside your major
- 3 additional hours of English or Rhetoric (E or RHE)
- 6 hours Communication and Culture coursework
- Radio-Television-Film students may not take more than 48 hours in the Moody College of Communication
- At least 18 hours of major-specific coursework must be upper-division
- Instructor consent is mandatory to enroll in some upper-division RTF courses
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 the all degrees from Moody College are:
Writing: three courses required
- one must be outside the core curriculum
- Cultural diversity in the United States: one course required
- Ethics and leadership: one course required
- Global cultures: one course required
- Independent inquiry: one course required
- Quantitative reasoning: one course required
- Bring a student's total hours to 120
- Electives frequently taken by Communication students
Students can also fill elective hours by
There are no formal sequences or "tracks" in the RTF degree; however, each upper-division class requires specific prerequisites. Thus, 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.