The Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in radio and television provides a combination of theory and practical hands-on experience to prepare students for a field which employs full-time more than a quarter of a million people in the United States alone.
The University of Southern Indiana's radio and television major covers radio and television production and performance as well as writing courses, news reporting, broadcast and cable sales, sportscasting, programming and management.
WSWI/The Edge, USI's campus radio station, serves Vanderburgh County and surrounding counties with alternative, electronic dance music/dubstep and hip-hop formats on AM 820 khz, FM 90.7 (HD2), and on the Internet 52 weeks a year at http://www.theedgeradio.org
The Edge Radio broadcasts USI men's and women's basketball, men's baseball, women's softball as well as high school basketball and football games. It also offers a variety of student-produced talk shows and interview programs.
The Scripps Howard Video Complex provides students the opportunity to write, produce, shoot, edit and schedule a variety of live and recorded programs airing on USI's student channel, SETV12. Regular productions include a weekly live newscast, Access USI and USI men's and women's home basketball games.
Radio and television majors find part-time employment with area radio and television stations while pursuing their degree and are encouraged to complete an internship thus gaining the contacts and experience they will need upon graduation.
Radio and Television Programs
Students may choose a major or a minor in radio and television. The major culminates in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree.
Students majoring in mass communication fields (journalism, radio and television, public relations and advertising) must complete diversity cognates in ethnic cultures and gender studies.
The Bachelor of Arts degree requires 12 semester hours in the same foreign language or demonstration of proficiency at that level of study.