Bachelor of Science in Technology
College of Technology
Visual communication technology is an innovative cross-media program for students who are interested in creative and technical problem solving. VCT graduates use print, photography, video, and interactive multimedia as problem-solving tools in a variety of work settings. With a solid background in each of these areas, students also choose one or more of the visual media as a field of specialization. In addition, coursework in the major is complemented by a core of business and liberal arts classes, which differentiate BGSU’s program from most others of its kind. The program is fully accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).
VCT students should have an interest in critical thinking and problem solving, combined with creativity and an appreciation and awareness of modern technology. Some high school courses in graphics, print, photography, video/television, film, media, design or art may be helpful, but these should not take the place of rigorous college-preparatory math, English, science, social studies and foreign language.
VCT graduates earn a bachelor of science in technology degree. Career opportunities vary depending on each student’s area of specialization.
Visual communication technology offers a combination of theory and hands-on practice, including the opportunity to work with personable faculty who are committed to ensuring each student’s success. The faculty are leaders in using and teaching emerging technologies.
The College of Technology also has a cooperative education component that requires each VCT student to complete three semester-long, full-time, paid cooperative education work experiences. Graduates have the equivalent of one full year of work experience in their field. In addition, students may join the Visual Communication Technology Organization (VCTO), a student group that sponsors activities to assist members with their personal and professional development.
Completing the requirements for high school graduation is necessary for admission to BGSU, but only finishing the minimum coursework will leave you unprepared for college. Consider taking four years of mathematics instead of the three that are required. Two, three or even four years of the same foreign language is excellent for preparation for college. You will also benefit from competency in computer use. Courses that provide exposure to or training in the visual and performing arts are excellent choices.
BGSU's website for future students contains University highlights, admissions procedures, financial aid information and many department profiles. It can be accessed at www.bgsu.edu.
Bowling Green State University is a vibrant university that engages, challenges and prepares students for meaningful futures. At BGSU, students enjoy an education that integrates personal growth, academic excellence and an environment that expands their thinking and potential. A mid-size residential university, BGSU has an enrollment of approximately 20,000 and a full-time faculty of more than 900 on its main campus. More than 200 undergraduate majors and programs are offered as well as master's and doctoral level programs.
NOTE: Information in this guide is subject to change without notice. To learn more about the official program of study for Visual Communication Technology, please check the undergraduate catalog online at www.bgsu.edu/catalog/TEC/TEC24.html.