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Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Visual Communication Technology, BST

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The Visual Communication Technology major prepares students in the processes used to transmit ideas and concepts through visual technology media. The major offers theory and practice in the computer applications of cross media, including interactive media, print, video, and photography. With the help of a faculty advisor, each student selects an area for specialization from numerous career opportunities. The program proceeds through a framework of analyzing and applying the many methods of creating, reproducing, and distributing visual communication materials. Students ultimately combine concepts, theories, and principles with critical and creative technical problem-solving abilities to generate solutions for visual communication problems.

By developing the ability to solve visual communication technology problems, students will be prepared for such technological production and management positions as graphic coordinator, digital media specialist, video producer or editor, interactive media producer, print/video/photo sales representative, or printing/publishing plant manager. Supervised cooperative work experience provides students with “real world” experience in their area of interest.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in the visual communication technology major are expected to:

  • Demonstrate critical-thinking skills as they relate to solving visual technology problems;
  • Conceptualize and implement a visual technology solution in several media modes;
  • Demonstrate operational level skill ability in each of the visual media areas of VCT;
  • Research and produce an organized written rationale for using a specific medium to solve a specific visual technology problem;
  • Apply knowledge of industrial applications to visual communication related technologies.

BG Perspective (BGP) Requirements

Must complete at least 1 course in each of the following:

   English Composition and Oral Communication
   _____________________________    ________

   Quantitative Literacy
   _____________________________    ________

Must Complete at least 2 courses in each of the following:

   Humanities and the Arts
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________    

   Natural Sciences - at least one Lab Science required
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________                                                                                      

   Social and Behavioral Sciences
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________                                                                        

Complete total required BGP credit hours by selecting courses from any of the above categories:

   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________                                                                                    

University Requirements

Designated courses in Humanities and the Arts and the Social and Behavioral Sciences domains may be used to fulfill both the BGP requirement and one of the following university requirements:

Cultural Diversity in the US    ____________
International Perspective       ____________

Composition Requirement:
WRIT 1120                              

Total BGP Credits: Must be at least 36                      

Courses Required for Major

Other Required Courses

Total Minimum Program Hours: 122

** These courses may be also used to meet BG Perspective requirements, but hours are counted only once.

* This course can only be taken during your last semester.

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  • Career Concentration must be approved by your advisor.
  • Students must take 40 hours at 3000-4000 level.
  • Matriculation courses are shown with an %.
  • Students must take a minimum of 122 credit hours to graduate in VCT.

College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering General Information for all students in the College

In addition to completing all requirements, students are responsible for:


Full admittance to a major in a College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering program will become effective when a student has:

  1. Attained an overall BGSU grade point average of at least 2.25 for all courses taken prior to applying for matriculation and a 2.5 in courses in the major;
  2. Completed with a grade of “C” or better in all courses with %, as specified on program checksheets;
  3. Applied for matriculation. Applications are available from the Undergraduate Student Services Office.

The steps listed above must be completed before students will be permitted to register for 3000- and 4000-level courses in the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering.


All students in the College are required to complete 2 or 3 co-ops, depending on your major. THIS IS A COURSE. It carries credit and is graded. It is full time (40 hrs/week) for the entire semester or part-time (20 hrs/week) for two consecutive semesters, paid and must be directly related to your major. All students MUST complete the Co-op Orientation.


Official University email accounts are required for all BGSU students. Official BGSU email addresses are in the form: BGSUusername@ At the time of admission or initial registration, all students will receive a email account. Students may anticipate that official University correspondence will be sent to this email account and they should access BGSU email on a regular and timely basis. All correspondence from Undergradute Student Services will be sent to your BGSU email.


The checksheet should be used in conjunction with the degree audit and advising to track progress toward degree completion.

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