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Students majoring within the College of Mass Communication must meet certain candidacy requirements prior to being fully accepted into their major concentration. Your college advisor will assist you in applying for candidacy when the time is right. 


Department of Electronic Media Communication & School of Journalism

To be admitted into candidacy for Electronic Media & School of Journalism, students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or higher in all pre-candidacy courses. Pre-candidacy courses are different for each concentration. Students should meet with their assigned advisor to determine specific pre-candidacy requirements.  


Department of Recording Industry

Candidacy in Recording Industry is a competitive process due to the popularity of this program. Each semester, a select number of students is admitted into each of the three concentrations. Admission is based on a score each student receives from the formula below.  


College Algebra or Higher Math grade x 3
RIM Pre-Candidacy Course GPA x 4
Cumulative GPA x 3
+  Total Hours x .05 
CANDIDACY SCORE

Approximately 50 students in Audio Production, 20 students in Commercial Songwriting, and 60 students in Music Business are accepted each semester, ranked by the formula scores.