Broadcast Communications - BA

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  • “I really enjoy being on the air in radio and television, but I also love the behind-the-scenes aspect. ”

    Austin Stephens, broadcast communications major from Olean, NY

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    Program Contact:  Mr. Jeffrey C. Guterman  - Division Chair, Director of Broadcast Communications Program, Associate Professor of Communications

    Did you ever use a hairbrush as a microphone and pretend to be a radio DJ or TV personality? Well, our broadcast communications major can help you get there for real. And you'll use a real mic. 

    You'll use our all-digital television studio and our two digital radio facilities. (And, plans are under way to leapfrog over HD technology and instead install a 4K video system, which would put you at the forefront of communications technology.) 

    You'll work on our latest video production gear. Our advanced video and audio editing systems. Our fully equipped audio production booth. The kinds of facilities you'll use when you land your first job. Actually, our facilities may be even better than what you'll be using when you graduate. 

    Once you have a broadcast communications degree, you'll be able to go a lot of places and do a lot of things:

    • Television or radio station manager
    • Program director
    • On-air personality
    • Advertising or sales
    • Go to graduate school.
    • You may even end up receiving an Emmy, just like Christine Wolski, a 1991 graduate, did, or an Edward R. Murrow Award, just like Jenn Lewke, a 2005 graduate.

    You can watch a video on YouTube that students put together for Martin Luther King Day on our campus. Another project from our students was an informational video on the Bradford area for the Bradford Chamber of Commerce

    What you can do with a degree in Broadcast Communications . Suggested 4-year plan of study


    Degree Requirements

    Course requirements in the major

    Total credits required for the major: 39

    Required minor*: 15-21

    Note: Transfer students who have earned a previous degree, or Pitt-Bradford students with a second major, do not need to complete a minor.

    General Education Program Requirements and Electives-Variable

    (See General Education Program and General Requirements for the Bachelor’s Degree under Academic Policies and Guidelines for further details.)

    Please be advised

    Please be advised that some programs or courses of study require that students complete rotations, fieldwork, internships/externships and/or teaching assignments at facilities external to the university, while other programs or courses of study may offer voluntary internships or externships at facilities external to the university. Depending on the program or course, such facilities will or may require a criminal background check, an act 33/34 clearance (if applicable), and perhaps a drug screen to determine participant qualification or eligibility. Additionally, in order to become licensed, many states will inquire as to whether the applicant has been convicted of a misdemeanor, a felony, or a felonious or illegal act associated with alcohol and/or substance abuse.

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    Note: You do not need to complete a minor if:

    • You are a transfer student and have earned a previous degree OR
    • You are a Pitt-Bradford student and have a second major


    Gutterman Jeffrey

    Mr. Jeffrey Guterman

    Division Chair, Director of Broadcast Communications Program, Associate Professor of Broadcast Communications


    104 Blaisdell Hall

    These are just some of the positions our recent graduates have.

    • Broadcaster at Prep2Prep, San Jose, CA
    • Marketing Representative at WESB-AM/WBRR-FM, Bradford, PA
    • Digital media coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
    • Production specialist at WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh
    Graduate School:
    • Doctoral candidate in Film Production program at Boston University
    • Master of Arts in Media Communications program at Point Park University in Pittsburgh
    • Master of Arts in Journalism Media at Syracuse University
    • Master of Science in Public Relations, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN