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UMD Majors

suddenlysinglesuddenlysingle Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
Does anyone know in what department you can find the Radio Television Major at University of Maryland and UMBC? My son is completing his applications and it is difficult to find the major on their websites.

Also, to meet the 11/1 deadline, should my son send his October scores directly from ACT, or can he wait to see what they are first?

Thanks for your help.
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  • BSCSstudentBSCSstudent Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    Many colleges would classify that as communications major. Try searching for something like that.

    Here is a link for UMD CP:

  • suddenlysinglesuddenlysingle Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    Thank you for your reply. Communications was the first place my son checked, but if Radio/TV is in that School or Department, it is not easily discovered. That is why I am writing for help.
  • BSCSstudentBSCSstudent Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    You should contact admissions, or the comm dept directly. I would call and email to find out. If you are in a hurry, you could try contacting other names in the dept list that might sound like they have something to do with admissions. That is what I did. I ended up speaking to some random person in the comp sci dept during the summer. I wanted to see if they accepted transfers in the spring.
  • EuroaznEuroazn - Posts: 1,171 Senior Member
    No offense meant, but BSCSstudent - this is yet another time where you supply faulty information. It's greath that you're trying to help out! However, please stick to what you know (your own area of expertise.) Just sayin'.
  • Bornin92Bornin92 Registered User Posts: 332 Member
    That sounds like Journalism. Radio/TV, that's Broadcast Journalism. I'm a Journalism major -you can either do Print or Broadcast (you can take classes in both, but you do need to pick one).

    Journalism is a Limited Enrollment Program at UMD though, so just be aware of that. It's possible to be admitted to UMD and not admitted to the J-School. But, UMD has one of the best Journalism schools in the country so if your son is really serious about TV/Radio he should definitely check out UMD.
  • DCHurricaneDCHurricane - Posts: 2,976 Senior Member
    Luckily for him though, it's not a competitive LEP, so as long as he meets the bare minimum requirements he's in.
  • Bornin92Bornin92 Registered User Posts: 332 Member
    ? For a freshman coming in, it is competitive. Maybe for transferring into it once you're already in the university you just need to meet requirements but if you're applying as a freshman, not everyone gets in. Otherwise it wouldn't be an LEP.
  • DCHurricaneDCHurricane - Posts: 2,976 Senior Member
    Maybe. My LTSC advisor as well as the person who ran my LTSC workshop said most LEPs just require you to take the required courses and have the required GPA. Business and architecture, however, are competitive in the sense that you not only need to meet the requirements but generally exceed them because they don't admit everyone who meets the bare minimum.
  • Bornin92Bornin92 Registered User Posts: 332 Member
    But if we don't know what the required courses and required GPA are, then you don't know what the minimum, if there is one, is, and it still means that there's people who will not make it but will make it into UMD. And since we don't know what they are it doesn't really help anyone.

    There's only 150 students, counting transfers, in my JOUR100 class. Out of 4,000+ freshman I find it hard to believe only 150 would want to study Journalism, especially when we have one of the top J-schools.
  • DCHurricaneDCHurricane - Posts: 2,976 Senior Member
    Yeah, I'm not sure what they expect for direct admits, although I do know what they expect at the 45 credit review

    University of Maryland - Limited Enrollment Prorgams
  • umcp11umcp11 Registered User Posts: 1,321 Senior Member
    Euroazn, bscs's advice was fine. He said, try communications, and then said, call or email someone to find out.

    Also, I'm not really sure what OP means by radio television major. Is that comm? Is that journalism? Not sure.

    It surprises me that journalism is not a competitive LEP. It's extremely small and it's one of the best programs in the country...maybe at this point in time it's just not a popular major to go into? ;).
  • DCHurricaneDCHurricane - Posts: 2,976 Senior Member
    It probably isn't. Some of the biggest names in journalism didn't major in journalism anyway.

    And judging from the list of majors on UMD's website, there's no major called Radio / Television Broadcasting. There is a Journalism concentration in that, though.
  • suddenlysinglesuddenlysingle Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    My son doesn't want to go into journalism, he wants to go into TV/Film which used to be called Radio Television at University of Maryland -- both of us have searched the website and we haven't been able to find Radio Television or its successor major. There is a television studio on campus so we believe there is still a television program at Maryland but it has been difficult to find.

    Does anyone know?
  • umcp11umcp11 Registered User Posts: 1,321 Senior Member
    Oooh...I'm almost certain I read an editorial or comment on the Diamondback boards that they had eliminated that major about 15 year ago.

    Edit: And here it is...

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    That is from '09 though...things may have changed...I really recommend calling the admissions department but it looks like MD might not be a good school for film.

    According to the article both UMBC and American University have film programs whereas MD does not.
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