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Program Educational Objectives: Our graduates are expected within a few years of graduation to attain the following in the areas of career growth, professional development, innovation, and service:
- Career Growth: as measured by metrics such as achieving proficiency in current position, increasing responsibility, diversity of job functions, recognition, progression and/or job advancement.
- Professional Development: as measured by metrics such as pursuing additional educational activities, professional certifications, leadership effectiveness, staying current with evolving technologies and/or demonstrating initiative.
- Service: as measured by metrics such as involvement in their communities, professional societies, and/or humanitarian endeavors.
- Innovation and entrepreneurship: as measured by metrics such as the development of new processes, devices, methods, patents, and/or founding a business.
- Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Graphic and Printing Science must satisfy all of the requirements of 124 hours and select one of the three emphasis areas (Business, multimedia or packaging). This includes 50 hours in Graphic and Printing Science core, 37 hours in a selected area of emphasis and 37 hours in General Education.
- The requirement of departmental prefixed prerequisite will not be fulfilled with a grade less than “C”. Requests for exceptions to this policy must follow the departmental appeal policy (available in the department office). If an exception is granted, the policy requires that the less than “C” grade be replaced within two regular semesters.
- No more than two grades of “D” or “DC” may be presented for graduation.
- At least two of the General Education courses must be at the 3000/4000 level.
Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement
Students who have chosen the Graphic and Printing Science major will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing GPS 4850: Research Design.