May 22, 2022  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 [Archived Catalog]

Electronic Media Major (A.A.S.)


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Major code AA5013

Ohio University–Zanesville, Ohio University–Southern, and Ohio University–Lancaster offer a two-year program of study leading to an Associate in Applied Science in electronic media. The program is founded on the belief that through intensive individualized instruction in a hands-on atmosphere, you can prepare in only two years for a beginning position in the electronic media (radio or TV stations, cable TV, corporate communications, or multimedia production houses).

Along with those who want a production-intensive education, high school graduates who wish further preparation in order to begin their college careers in the School of Telecommunications on the Athens campus can benefit from the associate’s program. The program presents you with the opportunity to sharpen your skills before relocating to the School of Telecommunications on the Athens campus. More than 90 percent of those students who complete the associate’s degree and then relocate to Athens secure a bachelor’s degree. (A 3.0 GPA is expected for relocation to Athens.) Others may wish to pursue the Bachelors of Technical and Applied Studies or Communication Studies degrees on the regional campuses, or may move immediately into communications positions.

The radio-TV studios feature multitrack audio recording, radio operations, and computerized video editing equipment. The hands-on facilities, broadly based curriculum, and small classes, have proven invaluable for students who want to obtain a full view of the field of electronic media. Recent graduates are now working throughout the United States in the communication industry.

Technical Associate Degree Requirements


The minimum requirement for the Associate in Applied Business (A.A.B.) or the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is the completion of 96 credits with a 2.0 accumulative GPA upon graduation. A maximum of 24 credits earned through the Experiential Learning Program may be applied to any technical associate degree. You must earn at least 30 quarter hours of resident credit at Ohio University; if you complete fewer than 60 quarter hours of Ohio University credit, you must earn at least 8 of your final 15 hours as resident credit. You also must meet Ohio University general education requirements for associate degrees. (See “Associate’s Degrees” the University College section)

To earn a technical associate degree, you must complete an Application for Update of Program(s), available from any college office or regional campus student services office.

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Audio/Video Track Requirements: 33-37 hours


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General Ed Requirements: 37-38 hours


You must complete no fewer than 40 and no more than 48 of the 96-hour total in EM, TCOM, and JOUR courses. You may be required to enroll in additional courses if prerequisites have not been met. Complete and additional four hours of Tier II Arts and Humanities, four hours of Tier II Social Sciences, and the following:

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Minimum Hours Required for Graduation: 96


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