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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Graphic and Printing Science


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Accredited by ACCGC

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Service: as measured by metrics such as involvement in their communities, professional societies, and/or humanitarian endeavors.
  4. Innovation and entrepreneurship: as measured by metrics such as the development of new processes, devices, methods, patents, and/or founding a business.

Requirements

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. No more than two grades of “D” or “DC” may be presented for graduation.
  4. 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.

General Education Requirements (37 hours must be met)


AREA I:  Fine Arts   Credits: 3 or 4 hours
AREA II:  Humanities   Credits: 3 or 4 hours
AREA III:  The United States: Cultures and Issues   Credits: 3 or 4 hours
AREA IV:  Other Cultures and Civilizations   Credits: 3 or 4 hours
AREA V:  Social and Behavioral Sciences (ECON 2010 and ECON 2020)   Credits: 6 hours
AREA VI:  Natural Science with Laboratory (CHEM 1100, CHEM 1110)   Credits: 4 hours
AREA VII:  Natural Science and Technology (PAPR 1600)   Credits: 3 hours
AREA VIII:  Health and Well-Being   Credits: 2 hours


Proficiency 1:  College-Level Writing (IEE 1020)   Credits: 3 hours
Proficiency 3:  College-Level Mathematics (MATH 1180)   Credits: 4 hours
Proficiency 4:  Develop a Proficiency (STAT 2160 or IME 2610)   Credits: 3 hours

Areas of Emphasis


Emphasis in Business (37 hours minimum)


Emphasis in Multimedia (37 hours minimum)


Emphasis in Packaging (37 hours minimum)


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