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
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