Telecommunication Studies Major

Think of the messages we see every day—through advertising, on television, online. Now learn how to create, package and make a profit from those messages with a degree in Telecommunication Studies.

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What You'll Study

With this dynamic, cutting-edge program you'll gain an in-depth knowledge and intellectual challenge in electronic communication. You'll sharpen your professional skills in a variety of areas, including:

  • Scriptwriting
  • Audio production
  • On-camera performance
  • Video production and editing
  • News writing
  • Producing

With small class sizes, you'll get the help you need when you need it by an expert faculty who are readily available to answer your questions, help you schedule courses and get the most out of your education. By forming these unique relationships, you'll be ready to make the switch from college to a career or graduate studies. You'll never be without opportunities with your Telecommunications degree.


You will master media performance, production or business skills in core courses. You may also choose a electives and optional specialty tracks to develop a specific focus.

  • Media Arts Track

    You will take 12 courses in telecommunications and English to complete the track. Many of the courses focus on best practices and operations within the field. You will complete your degree with a seminar and capstone project.

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  • Sports Broadcasting Track

    This track includes 13 additional courses in telecommunications and one in English. Your coursework will focus on how sports writing and production operates, as well as scriptwriting and important elements within media and production. You will complete your degree with a sports broadcasting internship and capstone project.

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  • Telecommunication Studies Minor

    The Telecommunications minor involves seven courses in telecommunications, giving you a deeper perspective into the introductory programming, sales, management and operations sides of the field. The minor is 20 credit hours.

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Internships and Jobs


  • 21 WFMJ
  • Classic Teleproductions
  • ESPN
  • Time Warner Cable
  • Cleveland Browns
  • WYSU (NPR-affiliate)


  • 21 WFMJ
  • Media Network of Central Ohio
  • Pecchia Communication
  • Prodigal Media
  • WRPM
  • Via680