Academic Catalog

Television-Radio Major — B.S.

Steven D. Gordon, Associate Professor and Program Director

The bachelor of science in television-radio is a four-year curriculum designed to prepare students for careers in communications, including television, radio, digital and social media, and other related professions. Students in the major will take 23-27 credits in core television-radio courses. Additionally, in consultation with an academic adviser or the Television-Radio Program Director, each student will develop an area of study designed to meet the student's unique educational goals.  The area of study will consist of 24 credit hours from the Park School or other approved departments.

Academic Policies

Television-radio majors must complete the core and area of study requirements for the major. All majors must complete a minimum of 60 credits outside communications and a minimum of 50 percent of their credits (normally 60 credits) in courses designated as liberal arts. Students applying for internal transfer to the B.S. in television-radio from other majors at Ithaca College (including majors within the Park School) must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, but this minimum does not guarantee acceptance.

Television-radio majors are required to earn a grade no lower than C- in all required courses for their major with a TVR prefix to the course number.


Core Requirements23-27
Area of Study Requirement24
Supplement Requirement3
Integrative Core Curriculum (ICC) Requirements 129
Other Electives37-41
Total Credits120

Degree Requirements

Core Requirements
GCOM 13000Spark: Igniting your Future in Communications1
TVR 12400Introduction to Media Industries (ICC-CLA)4
TVR 46000Senior Seminar3
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Audio
Introduction to Television Studio Production
Introduction to Field Production
Select one of the following:3
Media Writing
Writing for Screen Media
Select one of the following:3-4
Critical Thinking and Mass Communication (ICC-CLA)
Mass Media Research Methods (ICC-CLA & QL)
Select one of the following:3-4
Government and Media (ICC-CLA)
TVR 31300-TVR 31399
Topics in Media Law and Policy (ICC-CLA)
Select one of the following:3-4
New Telecommunications Technologies (ICC-CLA)
TVR 32000-TVR 32099
Topics in Media Technology (ICC-CLA & WI)
Area of Study Requirements
Select a minimum of 24 credits from Park School and other approved departments 124
Supplemental Requirement
Business or Economics course3
Total Credits50-54